# Social Media

Social media a “clear threat” to teenagers' mental health, say Irish doctors
19th June 2024
Almost one-third of students feel they don't belong at school, says new report
This week
16th June 2024 - 20th June 2024
Eamon Ryan and Michael Healy-Rae condemn social media abuse during election campaign
Poll: Should social media platforms have a warning label?
Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
X-ed: Likes are becoming private on the site formerly known as Twitter
Beheadings, porn, abuse and anxiety: A teacher talks to his students about their smartphone use
Eoghan Cleary
This month
June 2024
How Ireland's non-white election candidates are targeted with misinformation and racist abuse
Last month
May 2024
Updated online safety code criticised for not addressing ‘toxic and harmful’ algorithms
Calls for social media giants to 'come down on top of' accounts advertising fake euro notes
Some accounts seen by The Journal advertised counterfeit banknotes claiming to be “100% undetectable”.
European Elections: Will young people get out and vote?
Leon Diop
April 2024
ByteDance says it has 'no plans' to sell TikTok after US law threatens ban
Australian PM calls Musk an 'arrogant billionaire' in row over videos of Sydney church stabbing
'I joined the Oireachtas Israeli and Palestinian friendship groups — but I'm no longer involved', says junior minister
Opinion: We can no longer leave children alone to face this unregulated tech world
Dr Catherine Conlon
'Water off a duck's back': Eoin Ó Broin on video showing him being accosted on Dublin street
Meta to tell politicians that app stores should be responsible for age verification
Challenges of reporting from Gaza: How inaccurate reports of a dead Irish aid worker went viral
Fake ad data Tánaiste obtained from Google through court order being 'forensically analysed'
March 2024
Opinion: How did we ever believe self-regulation by tech platforms would be a good idea?
Noeline Blackwell
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
Donald Trump is returning to the stock market, as his social media company is to go public
Bank of Ireland warns of fake articles designed to 'steal customers' money' with crypto scams
Debunked: Anti-migrant video asks: ‘Anyone know where in Dublin this is?’ The answer: Germany
Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk for almost $130 million in unpaid severance
February 2024
Debunked: The Irish Muslim Council has not put up stickers advocating for ‘Sharia Law’
X tells private Oireachtas hearing it will abide by Irish hate speech laws
‘Hiding from M-hunters’: TikTok accused of pushing managers into issuing low performance reviews
WhatsApp to lower minimum age requirement across Europe from 16 to 13
Social media companies refuse to support government’s calls for age verification measures
AI algorithms pushing content 'romanticising' suicide to children, Oireachtas Committee hears
January 2024
Mark Zuckerberg apologises to parents during heated Senate hearing on online child safety
Meta would only meet politicians if Oireachtas hearing was private (but here's what they said anyway)
Senior Irish-based X employee seeks to sue Elon Musk for defamation over tweet he sent
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Tánaiste Micheál Martin says it's not feasible to ban children from using social media
Last year
Poll: Have you signed up to Threads?
Taoiseach and Tánaiste both express concerns over X after report on how it moderates content
Advertising watchdog clamps down on posts from Irish influencers not marked as ads
Irish media regulator asks public for their input on new online safety rules for social media
US state files lawsuit accusing Meta sites of being 'breeding grounds' for child predators