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# 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 55,579 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 6,062 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 17,418 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 30,385 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 18,208 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 4,790 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 63,766 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 29,943 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 14,119 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 14,063 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 8,220 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 7,217 Views 37 Comments

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

# social-media - Friday 22 November, 2019

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance
# Mullingar Court
# Mullingar Court

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance

Nov 22nd 2019, 1:01 PM 19,586 Views 0 Comments

Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.

Men to appear in court over social media threats to kill
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Men to appear in court over social media threats to kill

Nov 22nd 2019, 7:07 AM 11,191 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed the arrests are connected to a machete attack carried out last weekend.

# social-media - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Fermanagh machete attack: Gardaí make three arrests over social media 'threats to kill'
# Athlone
# Athlone

Fermanagh machete attack: Gardaí make three arrests over social media 'threats to kill'

Nov 21st 2019, 2:00 PM 18,809 Views 0 Comments

This morning, gardaí conducted a number of planned searches in the Athlone area.

# social-media - Monday 18 November, 2019

'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content

Nov 18th 2019, 5:20 PM 10,308 Views 14 Comments

Dr Erin Marie Saltman was speaking during a visit to Dublin this afternoon.

# social-media - Friday 8 November, 2019

Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media
# Patrick Street
# Patrick Street

Extra gardaí deployed in Cork city after plan to rob shop is shared on social media

Nov 8th 2019, 8:38 PM 97,603 Views 116 Comments

Up to 100 young people gathered in the area, some of whom were wearing balaclavas.

# social-media - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard
# Social Media
# Social Media

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard

Nov 7th 2019, 7:29 AM 6,905 Views 3 Comments

Prosecutors allege the Saudi government was behind the recruitment of the spies.

# social-media - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
# Transparency
# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,270 Views 12 Comments

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

# social-media - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media
# Cavan
# Cavan

Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media

Oct 23rd 2019, 8:44 AM 34,835 Views 0 Comments

A man was charged and will appear in court today.

# social-media - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
# Racism
# Racism

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family

Oct 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 45,545 Views 14 Comments

TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland

Oct 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 22,898 Views 99 Comments

Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.

# social-media - Monday 7 October, 2019

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality
# Teach Me As Me
# Teach Me As Me

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

Oct 7th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,214 Views 23 Comments

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

# social-media - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'Everybody assumes we're a bunch of hairy-ass loons': What is the Brexit Party up to?
# Social Media
# Social Media

'Everybody assumes we're a bunch of hairy-ass loons': What is the Brexit Party up to?

Oct 5th 2019, 8:00 PM 19,520 Views 34 Comments

The Brexit Party is preparing for an election – by using a technology called Pericles, in reference to one of Bojo’s historic heroes.

# social-media - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections
# Bai
# Bai

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections

Sep 17th 2019, 10:27 AM 4,133 Views 9 Comments

That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

# social-media - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines
# Mandatory Vaccinations
# Mandatory Vaccinations

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Updated Sep 10th 2019, 3:47 PM 16,177 Views 138 Comments

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

# social-media - Monday 9 September, 2019

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness
# HPV
# HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

Sep 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,743 Views 123 Comments

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

# social-media - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Lampard takes social media to task after Zouma abuse
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Lampard takes social media to task after Zouma abuse

Sep 1st 2019, 1:48 PM 5,930 Views 1 Comment

The Chelsea boss was not happy after online trolls attacked the player.

# social-media - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Twitter agree to meet with Man United over Pogba racist abuse
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Twitter agree to meet with Man United over Pogba racist abuse

Aug 21st 2019, 4:48 PM 5,579 Views 7 Comments

Representatives from Kick It Out will also be present, in light of the French midfielder being subjected to racism online this week.

# social-media - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters
# Fake Accounts
# Fake Accounts

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Aug 20th 2019, 11:34 AM 8,187 Views 78 Comments

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

# social-media - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Using social media 3 or more times a day may compromise teenage girls' health, study finds

Aug 14th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,890 Views 4 Comments

The findings published are part of a major study of over 10,000 13-16 year olds in England.

# social-media - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents
# Messenger Kids
# Messenger Kids

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:53 PM 6,475 Views 10 Comments

The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.

# social-media - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology
# Face Off
# Face Off

Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology

Jul 18th 2019, 12:36 PM 49,306 Views 32 Comments

FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to make you look older or younger.

# social-media - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Instagram rolls out test hiding likes on posts for Irish users from today
# Social Media
# Social Media

Instagram rolls out test hiding likes on posts for Irish users from today

Jul 17th 2019, 5:27 PM 27,948 Views 35 Comments

Instagram said it wants to see if the change will help users to focus less on likes and more on telling their stories.

# social-media - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,339 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

# social-media - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld
# ASAI
# ASAI

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld

Jun 26th 2019, 9:31 AM 40,673 Views 85 Comments

Smyths Homevalue shared the video on Facebook to promote Black Friday last year.

# social-media - Monday 24 June, 2019

Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online

Jun 24th 2019, 12:41 PM 7,021 Views 16 Comments

The BAI has proposed that it be given the power to regulate harmful online content on social media platforms.