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# Social Media

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Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’
The England international struggled with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign.
No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop
Claims have been made that the Animal Bars, which have foil wrappers, are popular with drug users.
Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.
Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.
President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.
Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.
Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?
Governments and businesses may have to pay a fee to use Twitter in the future.
Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.
EU moves forward with tougher consequences for digital platforms that violate banned content
Tech giants have been repeatedly called out for failing to police their platforms.
Elon Musk no longer joining Twitter’s board of directors
Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal revealed the news, which followed a weekend of tweets from Musk suggesting possible changes to the site.
Like, follow, share: the social media stars making Irish shine
Young Irish speakers are engaging a whole new audience with the language online.
UK's Russian Embassy tweet about bombed Ukrainian hospital removed by Twitter
The tweet suggested the hospital attacked in the port city of Mariupol was ‘long non-operational’.
Xavi responds after Barcelona star Dembele's angry social media riposte
The winger’s contract expires in the summer when he will be able to leave the club for free.
How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse
Dealing with unwelcome notifications on your phone apps is now a part of being an athlete.
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Five gardaí disciplined over use of social media
Gardaí have in recent years been hit by controversy relating to the sharing of sensitive material.
TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.
New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.
Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform
He’s spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook.
'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media
The Man United defender, who hasn’t played since January 2020, says young players need to be mentally strong to deal with online abuse.
Gareth Southgate: Players can be influenced by vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’
The England manager presented a video after Euro 2020 urging people to get vaccinated and was abused online as a result.
Facebook apologises as social media users report app outages
Many social media users have this evening complained that Instagram is offline.
Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage caused by error during maintenance work, company says
The social networks and messaging service went offline for more than five hours on Monday.
Open Thread: Your tips for quitting or cutting down on social media
A number of Facebook controversies have put the focus on screen time once more.
Whistleblower says Facebook products hurt children and fuel division
Frances Haugen was giving evidence before Congress.
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down with users complaining of outages
Facebook and its subsidiaries have tweeted statements confirming the outage.
YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.
Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.
'Critical shortcomings' on social media companies in tackling disinformation, report finds
Research undertaken on behalf of the BAI and published today analysed 47 monthly transparency reports.
Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’
Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse
The social media giant has begun testing the new tool with a small group of users.
Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.
OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform
The company said the change from 1 October is being implemented at the request of its financial partners.
Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform
The tool will allow users to hide comments and direct message requests from those who only recently started following them.
Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.
Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'
Naíscoil na Seolta is due to open in September but will now do so in another location.
TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.
Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.
Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.
Basketball CEO Bernard O'Byrne steps down over Raheem Sterling social media post
O’Byrne was under pressure following a Facebook comment about English player Raheem Sterling.