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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 18 January, 2017


# facebook - Yesterday’s News


# facebook - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Facebook is cracking down on fake news in Germany before Angela Merkel seeks fourth term

Parliamentary elections are slated for September or October.

# facebook - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users

The Facebook owned company has flatly denied a report by The Guardian.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads

Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael targeted voters through social media during the general election

# facebook - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

How to fix Ireland's rent crisis? We put your questions to Minister Simon Coveney live

There was a large volume of questions sent in by readers covering a wide range of issues.

# facebook - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge This lad discovered his name doppelganger on Facebook, and decided to spend NYE with him YOLO

This lad discovered his name doppelganger on Facebook, and decided to spend NYE with him

And they say you shouldn’t talk to strangers…

# facebook - Monday 9 January, 2017

Rent crisis: to ask Minister Simon Coveney YOUR rent questions on Facebook

We’ll be live from Facebook headquarters at 6pm on Wednesday so get your questions on rent in now.

From The Daily Edge Loads of messers have hijacked the Facebook event for a Costcutter opening in Dublin Cheaplist Plz

# facebook - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Hate crime charges filed after Facebook Live video shows assault of mentally disabled man

The suspects are seen laughing during the assault and repeatedly yelling: “Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”.

# facebook - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

The alert sparked panic in the Thai capital.

# facebook - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Storm Barbara winds so strong they blew a window off Facebook's HQ

The centre of the storm tracked very close to Ireland yesterday.

# facebook - Thursday 22 December, 2016

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research

People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.

# facebook - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Hundreds of Irish people came together to write this beautiful poem about our little country Ireland Is...

# facebook - Thursday 15 December, 2016

This is how Facebook plans to crack down on fake news

The company said it will be focusing on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made up stories.

# facebook - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Parcel Motel user who received wrong package used Facebook to track down rightful owner

Eleanor O’Farrell had trouble finding her own parcel.

Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online

The social media platform said it was responding to huge demand from parents.

# facebook - Friday 9 December, 2016

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

# facebook - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From the All Ireland Final to Chewbacca Mom - here are the most talked about things on Facebook this year

From elections to David Bowie, it has been a busy year for Facebook.

# facebook - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Did Pope Francis really endorse Trump? Pressure grows on Facebook and Google to reduce fake news

A group of Princeton undergrads were able to build a “fake news” classifier that they say Facebook should replicate.

# facebook - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Spanish police arrest man who had 'macabre' tattoo of the date of his girlfriend's murder on his arm

The man is suspected of having used his girlfriend’s mobile phone after he killed her to update her Facebook and other social media profiles to try to throw off investigators.

# facebook - Thursday 17 November, 2016

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from the world’s fact-checkers (including

Fact-checkers from around the world, including’s FactCheck, set out their stall on Facebook and fake news.

# facebook - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge This HONY story from a woman living with her sister's Irish ex-husband is going viral in Ireland HONY

Want a Late Late Toy Show ticket? Take a pic with a cutout of Ryan Tubridy

RTÉ want viewers to take pictures of themselves with a Ryan Tubridy cutout (known as RyanElf) and share them on social media.

# facebook - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Mayor quits after racist Facebook posts that compares Michelle Obama to "ape in heels" West Virginia This post contains videos

Mayor quits after racist Facebook posts that compares Michelle Obama to "ape in heels"

The West Virginia mayor said her friend had ‘made her day’ with the post.

From The Daily Edge 15 thoughts everyone has while scrolling through their cringey Facebook On This Day The Way We Were

What exactly are Google and Facebook doing about the spread of fake news?

The tech giants have faced consistent accusations of affecting the US election since Donald Trump’s victory last week.

# facebook - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge Writing "suits you" under pictures of people holding babies should be outlawed You're Next

# facebook - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg among users accidentally declared dead by Facebook

Media reports indicated that some two million errant memorials were posted on profile pages.

# facebook - Friday 11 November, 2016

'Fake news had nothing to do with Donald Trump's victory' - Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s CEO is adamant that the proliferation of less-than-truthful news had no bearing on the US election result.

# facebook - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Facebook slagging of accused's girlfriend led to stabbing, court told

The victim suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the torso.

# facebook - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Over a million people checked in on Facebook in solidarity with Indian Reservation protests

The protests have attracted support from some high-profile actors such as Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley.

From The Daily Edge This Limerick comedian's reimagining of a foul-mouthed Irish Peppa Pig is brilliant Walshunit

# facebook - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge The Mass Facebook event exploded overnight and the posts are absolute gold Getting Mass

# facebook - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Australian teenager sues media over photograph of his mullet haircut

The New South Wales District Court judge in the case has dismissed all of the actions taken by Ali Mosslmani bar one.

# facebook - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Facebook apologises for another censorship slip, as it promises more graphic news

Facebook apologised for taking down a breast cancer awareness video because the images were flagged as offensive, saying the move was “an error”.

# facebook - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Charity criticises Facebook after it deemed a breast cancer awareness video "offensive"

Communications director Lena Biornstad said she found the decision “incomprehensible”.

# facebook - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

You can now buy cinema tickets, order food and make a hairdresser appointment on Facebook*

*It’s only available in the US for now.

# facebook - Monday 17 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 cringey things you definitely did if you were obsessed with FarmVille Send Me A Pumpkin

8 cringey things you definitely did if you were obsessed with FarmVille

2009. What a time to be on Facebook.

# facebook - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Blocking, unfriending and privacy - new guide launched to help women protect themselves on Facebook

The guide was launched by Women’s Aid and Facebook.

From The Daily Edge This woman had an excellent response to being called 'just a nurse' Proud

This woman had an excellent response to being called 'just a nurse'

“I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse.”

# facebook - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Facebook briefly made a load of people believe they won a Nobel Prize Dammit
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