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# Social Media

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Behind the messaging app that was temporarily blocked for inspiring protesters in Iran
Around 40 million Iranians use the Telegram app which is difficult to ban or censor by authorities unlike social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
'Now lads go home and they get abuse online just because they drove a ball wide'
Galway hurling coach Noel Larkin has called for action against ‘faceless’ online abusers.
Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry
Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.
Poll: Do you think social media has affected your mental health negatively?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model
Potential long-term changes could have a major impact on how Ireland attracts foreign investment.
Facebook will stop using Ireland as a global hub for tax and revenue
Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made
The 16 absolute worst people on Facebook
It’s a garbage fire and we love watching it burn.
How to deal with bad online reviews - and turn the haters into fans
This communications guru delivers a masterclass in how to handle negative comments online.
The Irish Times has bought the media group behind the Irish Examiner
The deal will have to be cleared by competition watchdogs.
Glasnevin Trust has sued Twitter to reveal who's behind 'grossly defamatory' posts
The organisation operates the historic Dublin cemetery, among other sites.
Poll: Would you announce your pregnancy on social media?
Model Chrissy Teigen shared some special baby news with her 15m Instagram followers this week.
As a survivor of violent rape, I believe #MeToo is a powerful force for victims
Winnie M Li, who was violently raped in a Belfast park, has found the social media movement a source of connection and validation.
Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'
Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren addresses 'disgusting' death threat
The centre-back took to social media on Tuesday to cast light on the vile abuse he has received.
Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'
In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.
#Batsman, Grandad's Centre of Excellence and AO - it's Tweets of the Week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
Mark Zuckerberg fires back after US President claims Facebook is 'always anti-Trump'
Mark Zuckerberg did apologise for dismissing the idea that misinformation on Facebook may have influenced the election.
Baby Schmeichel v baby Ince, Rena is Wonderwoman and more in tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
'It's profoundly disloyal to staff': RTÉ condemns Twitter account revealing staff 'secrets'
The ‘secret RTÉ producer’ Twitter account has gained over 8,000 followers.
Karl Lacey tributes and Joe Ward's incredible record - it's tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
'Welcome Messi' - Real Madrid social media accounts hacked
The incident follows a recent takeover of Barcelona’s official Twitter account
10 iconic hashtags in honour of its 10th birthday
Happy Birthday hashtags.
Like for Ribery, RT for Ali G and more in our sporting tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
Islamic State propaganda is facing 'substantial and aggressive disruption' on Twitter
Researchers found that efforts by Twitter to quickly remove IS postings on the social media platform were having an impact.
'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber
TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.
Richie Hogan at Southampton and more in our sporting tweets of the week
Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.
US politicians are being accused of violating free speech - by blocking people on social media
Politicians at all levels increasingly embrace social media to discuss government business.
Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?
More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.
'We need to protect jurors from attempts to influence them through social media'
Legislating for online and social media is possible and it is necessary, writes Josepha Madigan.
There's been a surge in complaints about how Irish 'influencers' are plugging products
The ads watchdog has fielded three times as many complaints so far this year as in all of 2016.
Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials
Susan Denham said there are issues to address in order to protect the right to a fair trial in this era of social media.