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Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.
TikTok removes several violent videos linked to teen violence in Dublin suburb
Multiple violent videos were posted to the social media site.
Gardaí to crack down on teens carrying out assaults in Dublin and posting videos to TikTok
One teenage boy ended up in a coma.
The trouble has been flaring up since before Christmas, writes Garreth MacNamee.
One boy is reported to have been stabbed with a screwdriver during one incident.
Children as young as nine years old are involved in the violence, according to locals.
Women's Six Nations to have a title partner for first time in its history with TikTok on board
The TikTok Women’s Six Nations signals the first time the Women’s Championship has had a title partner and will commence from the 2022 competition.
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Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok
The second inquiry will focus on transfers by TikTok of personal data to China.
TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.
Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
The video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.
TikTok removes 62 million videos for breaking its rules in just three months
The social media firm’s latest transparency report shows millions of videos and accounts were removed in the first quarter of 2021.
FactFind: How deep is Ireland's trade and investment relationship with China?
Ireland’s ties with Chinese companies and investors have strengthened significantly in the past decade.
'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.
Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.
Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl
Medical experts have warned about the danger of a challenge being taken up by some young people.
Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?
Soon may the Wellerman come, to bring us sugar and tea and rum.
Trump administration appeals court ruling that blocked its attempted TikTok ban
US officials claim that the Chinese-owned app is a national security threat.
HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19
The HSE has said it’s “very happy” with the role its advertising has played in keeping people in Ireland “informed and motivated” during the pandemic.
TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app
The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.
TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'
The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.
Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.
US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.
TikTok owner chooses Oracle to acquire video-sharing app in US after Trump ordered it to sell up
The Trump administration has claimed the China-owned app represents a security risk to the US.
TikTok working to remove suicide video clips
The video-sharing app has said it will ban users that repeatedly try to share the footage on its platform.
TikTok files lawsuit challenging US government's crackdown on app
The app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US and more than a billion times around the world.
TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown
The video app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US.
TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat
China meanwhile slammed Washington for using “digital gunboat diplomacy” in the TikTok case.
Gardaí investigate 'racially motivated incident' after young people filmed pushing woman into canal
A video of the attack in Dublin has been widely shared online.
Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets
It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.
TikTok ban in US to be challenged
The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.
China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.
'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre
The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.
Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.
Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company, saying it will be 'out of business' otherwise
Trump said that Microsoft was in talks to buy TikTok.
Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.
TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app
The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.
TikTok says Chinese government does not have access to its users' data
TikTok head of public policy for Europe told the BBC: “It’s completely false.”
Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'
Amazon cited “security risks” from the China-owned service in the email.
Block-booking of Trump rally tickets shows power of K-pop fans as online organisers
The Trump campaign boasted than more than one million tickets were requested but just 6,200 people attended.
'Nothing political, nothing stressful. Just calm tadpoles': Tyrone teen on her international TikTok fame
Hannah McSorley is affectionately known as “tadpole girl” and has an audience scattered across the USA, UK, Ireland and beyond.
'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.
Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade
Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.
How young people are using TikTok to discuss elections, wars and now China's internment camps
China this week apologised for removing a US teen’s video condemning Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.