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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Social Media

All time
# berryfield
Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate
The video has been shared widely across social media and on messaging apps.
'There are days I don’t speak to another grown-up. Online chats keep me going'
Social media provides company at 6am when you’ve been up all night with a crying baby, writes Andrea Mara.
# Eighth Ref
'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation
Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.
# Tweet Elite
The anniversary of John O'Shea nutmegging Figo and more tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Defilement
Man jailed after having sex with girl (14) he met online
The man was arrested after the girl was found in a Dublin suburb and complained that she had been raped by him.
Three charged in Bangor after teenager left with such severe injuries her face can't be x-rayed
Footage of the assault was shared widely on social media, and police urged people not to discuss the case online.
Deleting Facebook: 'I wouldn’t date someone who wasn't on Facebook. They have secrets'
But when you leave Facebook, your attention span increases. You look around you. You notice things, writes Amanda Geard.
# Philadelphia
Starbucks CEO apologises after two black men arrested in café while waiting for a friend
A video of the incident on Twitter was viewed millions of times.
# Tweet Elite
Brian O'Driscoll's doppelganger spotted in Moscow and more tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# social media marketing
Tobacco being marketed and sold through Facebook, despite policy against such promotions
Researchers said the study reveals loopholes within Facebook’s tobacco-related policies that the company could potentially close.
# Tweet Elite
Spider Dad and Spider Lad, don't let Mam on Facebook and more tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
# Anglo Irish Bank
Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media
Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.
Gen Z: We're looked down on by older generations and not given the chance to show who we are'
We want to challenge this misconception and change the world for good, writes Keely Jenkinson.
# Social Media
Sinn Féin has had a very bumpy few years on social media - how will it weather this latest storm?
Mary Lou McDonald has said she seeks to reform and modernise the party, part of that will require a rethinking of how reps use social media.
# Inappropriate
Spurs apologise for sexist survey question
A screengrab of the email, complete with a club crest at the top, said Tottenham wanted to find out about fans’ views.
# Terrorism
Why does a person become radicalised? That's the million dollar question
We speak to experts and a young man who wanted to travel to Syria.
# pics or it didnt happen
Here's what Leo has spent on social media campaigns over the last year
Around €6,500 was spent advertising Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid on social media.
# Tweet Elite
A classy GAA message, inflatable bananas causing riots and more tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter
Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.
# genuine concern
UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media
Matt Hancock said it isn’t “beyond the wit of man” to develop an age verification system for children online.
# failure to communicate
'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.
# cheeeeeese
Politicians are (slowly) taking to Instagram - and showing different sides
A cooking show next for the Education Minister perhaps as he showcases his skills?
# Next Big Thing
Here's what you need to know about Vero, the 'new Instagram' everyone is talking about
Is it the Next Big Thing?
# From Russia With Love
Russian Foreign Minister dismisses US election meddling probe as 'blabber'
“So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber.”
# Smart Phones
'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety
Eight young people from Kildare, Wicklow and Clare spoke to politicians today.
# be in ctrl
With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.
# Missing
Tina Satchwell's husband wants apology from Gardaí over alleged social media post
3News is reporting that there is an internal investigation into a social media post allegedly featuring two gardaí.
# Woah
'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France
‘Bottle and brilliance – can’t buy it.’
# Privacy
Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law
The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?
Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.
How will Ireland handle social media in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
The spread of mis or disinformation around referendums on social media could harm our democracy, writes Gavin Sheridan.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you stay social media-free for the last 30 minutes before you go to bed?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Debate Room: Has #MeToo turned into a witch hunt?
Has the campaign gone too far? We asked two commentators to tell us what they think.
Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take
Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.
# major changes
Facebook is rolling out one of its biggest-ever changes to its news feed
Facebook will now put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user’s news feed.
# Gardasil
HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media
The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.
# Sexting
13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.
# Racism
H&M issues apology after using image of black child wearing 'monkey' hoodie
The black child in the photo was wearing a hoodie with the words “coolest monkey in the jungle”.
# Social Media
Sinn Féin MP apologises for posting Kingsmill bread video on anniversary of Kingsmill massacre
Barry McElduff says he didn’t see the connection when he balanced the bread on his head.
Tweeting TDs: Who excelled on social media in 2017?
While local radio might still be the holy grail of parish pump politics, new media is quickly catching up, writes Craig Dwyer.