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# social-media - Sunday 26 July, 2020

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project
# Interview
# Interview

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project

Jul 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 23,118 Views 0 Comments

Boyne talks to TheJournal.ie about his latest novel, the backlash to his 2019 novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

# social-media - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation
# Trading
# Trading

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation

Jul 22nd 2020, 5:08 PM 17,413 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí seized mobile phones and documentation after two premises were searched today.

# social-media - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,092 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# social-media - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,960 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# social-media - Monday 6 July, 2020

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,508 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

# social-media - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
# Social Media
# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 36,017 Views 48 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

# social-media - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,634 Views 127 Comments

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# social-media - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts
# Moderate
# Moderate

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

Jun 6th 2020, 11:37 AM 40,860 Views 65 Comments

In a letter to employees, the Facebook CEO said his decisions not to moderate Trump’s controversial posts caused “anger” and “hurt”.

# social-media - Saturday 30 May, 2020

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'
# Reflecting
From The42
# Reflecting

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,518 Views 14 Comments

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

# social-media - Friday 29 May, 2020

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,915 Views 100 Comments

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

# social-media - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

Updated May 26th 2020, 1:08 PM 53,036 Views 54 Comments

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

# social-media - Friday 22 May, 2020

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,247 Views 4 Comments

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

# social-media - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook says it's flagged 50 million misleading coronavirus posts since March

May 13th 2020, 11:51 AM 6,745 Views 41 Comments

The number of Instagram posts related to suicide or self-harm Facebook took action against increased by 40%, it said.

# social-media - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

Not enough is being done to label fake news on social media sites - report

Apr 28th 2020, 6:11 PM 9,018 Views 26 Comments

FuJo Director Jane Suiter said that the “most significant shortcoming of empowering consumers” was labelling trustworthy content.

# social-media - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media companies do more to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation?

Apr 7th 2020, 11:02 AM 14,852 Views 61 Comments

WhatsApp has moved to restrict the forwarding of content to just one person in one go.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19
# Incoming Message
# Incoming Message

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Apr 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 31,202 Views 48 Comments

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

# social-media - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation
# Unite By Staying Apart
From The42
# Unite By Staying Apart

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

Mar 31st 2020, 4:39 PM 18,527 Views 19 Comments

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

# social-media - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'

Mar 25th 2020, 12:40 PM 24,617 Views 3 Comments

Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.

# social-media - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: Which four footballers have meant most to you in your life?

Mar 24th 2020, 12:06 PM 7,445 Views 68 Comments

The question has been doing the rounds on social media.

# social-media - Friday 20 March, 2020

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'
# Coronoavirus
# Coronoavirus

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

Mar 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,711 Views 19 Comments

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

# social-media - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

Mar 19th 2020, 7:31 AM 6,966 Views 18 Comments

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

# social-media - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat
# Clare
# Clare

'I am traumatised to the core': Girl sexually abused as 12 year-old by teenager she met on Snapchat

Feb 24th 2020, 6:29 PM 40,533 Views 0 Comments

The girl’s victim impact statement was read at Ennis Circuit Court today.

# social-media - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

Feb 20th 2020, 10:09 AM 36,802 Views 8 Comments

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

# social-media - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets
# Reada Cronin
# Reada Cronin

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Updated Feb 19th 2020, 4:18 PM 54,227 Views 211 Comments

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death
# Trolling
# Trolling

Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death

Feb 19th 2020, 6:05 AM 14,582 Views 20 Comments

Monika Bickert spoke in Dublin about the challenge of identifying and removing harmful content on social media.

# social-media - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death
# Headlines
# Headlines

Society of editors says it is 'wrong to blame media' for Caroline Flack's death

Feb 18th 2020, 9:31 PM 55,561 Views 41 Comments

An inquest into her death is to open on Wednesday.

# social-media - Monday 17 February, 2020

Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media
# Allegations
From The42
# Allegations

Barca deny hiring company to criticise Messi and other players on social media

Feb 17th 2020, 6:02 PM 6,052 Views 0 Comments

The Blaugrana have released a statement responding to claims they paid for dozens of accounts to be set up on Facebook and Twitter.

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg
# Social Media
# Social Media

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Feb 17th 2020, 5:46 PM 17,415 Views 21 Comments

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

# social-media - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day
# Dating Apps
# Dating Apps

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

Feb 13th 2020, 11:29 AM 30,372 Views 16 Comments

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

# social-media - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do ads on social media impact how you vote?

Feb 5th 2020, 10:13 AM 18,206 Views 68 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have spent over €100,000 between them on adverts on Facebook and Instagram since the start of the general election campaign.

# social-media - Friday 31 January, 2020

Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections
# US Elections 2020
# US Elections 2020

Twitter and Pinterest step up efforts to tackle voter misinformation in US elections

Jan 31st 2020, 8:18 AM 4,789 Views 9 Comments

Twitter unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for American users to report tweets containing misleading information.

# social-media - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash
# Deleted
# Deleted

Varadkar defends Fine Gael social media video that was deleted following backlash

Jan 18th 2020, 1:42 PM 63,691 Views 128 Comments

Varadkar said the video had set out to portray serious issues in a light-hearted way.

# social-media - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Gardaí probe social media accounts after vicious gang attack that led to teenager losing finger
# Snapchat Probe
# Snapchat Probe

Gardaí probe social media accounts after vicious gang attack that led to teenager losing finger

Jan 8th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,921 Views 42 Comments

He was set upon by up to 20 people, gardaí said, in what was believed to be a planned attack.

# social-media - Sunday 29 December, 2019

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Dec 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 14,043 Views 4 Comments

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

# social-media - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade
# Internet Of Everything
# Internet Of Everything

From 'two TV' households to ubiquitous smartphones: How Irish media habits have changed this decade

Dec 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 14,042 Views 8 Comments

From Taoisigh announcing their resignation on Twitter, to misleading political ads, here’s a quick review of how we’ve changed.

# social-media - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Fine Gael spent over €13,000 promoting by-election candidates on Facebook and Instagram
# Digital Ads
# Digital Ads

Fine Gael spent over €13,000 promoting by-election candidates on Facebook and Instagram

Dec 15th 2019, 9:30 AM 12,645 Views 52 Comments

Facebook data shows Fine Gael outspent all other parties on promoting candidates through Facebook.

# social-media - Friday 13 December, 2019

Labour's popularity existed online, but not in real life
# Reality Actually
# Reality Actually

Labour's popularity existed online, but not in real life

Dec 13th 2019, 3:15 AM 8,218 Views 5 Comments

Social media was a poor indicator of how this year’s UK election played out.

# social-media - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019
# Liked And Shared
# Liked And Shared

Gay Byrne, Brexit and Donald Trump: What people were talking about on Facebook in 2019

Dec 12th 2019, 7:35 AM 5,374 Views 13 Comments

A list of the Instagram accounts with the most followers has also been released.

# social-media - Monday 9 December, 2019

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year
# Social Media
# Social Media

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year

Dec 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 10,200 Views 5 Comments

And of course, Irish Twitter talked a lot about Brexit too.

# social-media - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief
# Grey Zone
# Grey Zone

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief

Nov 23rd 2019, 10:00 PM 7,215 Views 37 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.