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#Social Media

# social-media - Friday 22 January, 2021

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Fri 8:37 AM 22,295 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

# social-media - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand
# Lifeline
From TheJournal.ie
# Lifeline

Facebook refers Donald Trump ban to its 'supreme court' to rule on whether suspension should stand

Thu 10:39 PM 23,895 Views 46 Comments

Trump was suspended after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January.

# social-media - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Parler could be allowed return to Apple app store with changes

Jan 17th 2021, 7:35 PM 22,885 Views 27 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the app could return if it changes how it moderates posts.

# social-media - Thursday 14 January, 2021

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
# Privacy Vs Free Services
From TheJournal.ie
# Privacy Vs Free Services

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,441 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

# social-media - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
# Videos
From TheJournal.ie
# Videos

YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'

Jan 13th 2021, 7:22 AM 19,631 Views 141 Comments

The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.

# social-media - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
# Donald Trump
From TheJournal.ie
# Donald Trump

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy

Jan 12th 2021, 8:06 AM 30,330 Views 62 Comments

The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.

# social-media - Monday 11 January, 2021

Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
# Blocked
From TheJournal.ie
# Blocked

Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Jan 11th 2021, 11:00 PM 13,033 Views 36 Comments

Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.

# social-media - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
# Banned
From TheJournal.ie
# Banned

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,059 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

# social-media - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback
# Critics
# Critics

Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback

Dec 23rd 2020, 7:45 AM 7,899 Views 5 Comments

Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister has defended captain Paul Boyle on Twitter.

# social-media - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 26,288 Views 118 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.

# social-media - Friday 11 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
# Warning
From TheJournal.ie
# Warning

Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media

Dec 11th 2020, 7:46 AM 48,145 Views 107 Comments

The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.

# social-media - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:30 AM 12,932 Views 8 Comments

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.

# social-media - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19
# Social Spend
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Spend

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19

Oct 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 14,435 Views 29 Comments

A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.

# social-media - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island
# Sunny Side Of 40
From TheJournal.ie
# Sunny Side Of 40

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Oct 28th 2020, 5:19 PM 68,146 Views 39 Comments

Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.

# social-media - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Woman in court over probe into details shared online claiming to identify boy convicted of Ana Kriegel murder

Oct 22nd 2020, 10:53 AM 26,341 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said this is the first person to face prosecution in relation to this investigation.

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland
# Like
From TheJournal.ie
# Like

Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:47 AM 24,796 Views 22 Comments

Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.

# social-media - Monday 19 October, 2020

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
# Instagram
From TheJournal.ie
# Instagram

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

Oct 19th 2020, 4:11 PM 12,255 Views 4 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

# social-media - Monday 12 October, 2020

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust
# Facebook
From TheJournal.ie
# Facebook

Facebook to ban content that denies or distorts the Holocaust

Oct 12th 2020, 10:45 PM 12,541 Views 26 Comments

Facebook vice president of content policy Monika Bickert cautioned that the change will take time.

# social-media - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,342 Views 91 Comments

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

# social-media - Monday 28 September, 2020

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app

Sep 28th 2020, 7:09 AM 14,609 Views 1 Comment

The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.

# social-media - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women
# Misogyny
From TheJournal.ie
# Misogyny

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 45,031 Views 74 Comments

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

# social-media - Monday 14 September, 2020

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

Facebook seeks to quash Data Protection Commissioner's decision over transfer of user data

Sep 14th 2020, 7:15 PM 13,799 Views 0 Comments

Facebook Ireland also seeks various declarations including that the DPC has acted unlawfully.

# social-media - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

Aug 11th 2020, 6:37 PM 13,733 Views 12 Comments

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

# social-media - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts
# Top Tweets
From TheJournal.ie
# Top Tweets

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Aug 6th 2020, 7:37 PM 14,946 Views 8 Comments

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

Aug 6th 2020, 9:10 AM 63,717 Views 87 Comments

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,220 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# social-media - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation

Aug 2nd 2020, 8:02 AM 21,094 Views 26 Comments

The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.

# social-media - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts
# Hacked
From TheJournal.ie
# Hacked

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts

Aug 1st 2020, 7:24 AM 15,610 Views 1 Comment

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

# social-media - Sunday 26 July, 2020

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project
# Interview
From TheJournal.ie
# Interview

'Might be the stupidest thing I could possibly do': Irish author John Boyne on his next project

Jul 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 22,603 Views 0 Comments

Boyne talks to TheJournal.ie about his latest novel, the backlash to his 2019 novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

# social-media - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation
# Trading
From TheJournal.ie
# Trading

Gardaí conduct search as part of social media foreign exchange trading investigation

Jul 22nd 2020, 5:08 PM 17,390 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí seized mobile phones and documentation after two premises were searched today.

# social-media - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
From TheJournal.ie
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,004 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# social-media - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,891 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# social-media - Monday 6 July, 2020

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
# Roderic O'Gorman
From TheJournal.ie
# Roderic O'Gorman

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,240 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

# social-media - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
# Social Media
From TheJournal.ie
# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,542 Views 48 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

# social-media - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
# Misinformation
From TheJournal.ie
# Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,586 Views 127 Comments

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# social-media - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts
# Moderate
From TheJournal.ie
# Moderate

Zuckerberg vows to review Facebook policies after internal anger over Trump's posts

Jun 6th 2020, 11:37 AM 40,829 Views 65 Comments

In a letter to employees, the Facebook CEO said his decisions not to moderate Trump’s controversial posts caused “anger” and “hurt”.

# social-media - Saturday 30 May, 2020

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'
# Reflecting
# Reflecting

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

May 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,507 Views 14 Comments

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

# social-media - Friday 29 May, 2020

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter
# Executive Order
From TheJournal.ie
# Executive Order

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,905 Views 100 Comments

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

# social-media - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
# Tiktok
From TheJournal.ie
# Tiktok

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

Updated May 26th 2020, 1:08 PM 52,661 Views 54 Comments

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

# social-media - Friday 22 May, 2020

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
# GDPR
From TheJournal.ie
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,187 Views 4 Comments

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

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