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# emer-higgins - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content

Jan 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,808 Views 0 Comments
  • A search of Facebook’s ad library this week found 40 ads sharing pandemic-related misinformation or Covid-sceptic slogans, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Advertisers included a company selling t-shirts, video bloggers promoting and a firm offering a 'vaccine detox' retreat in the south of Spain.
  • A Government TD described the level of misinformation in the ads as "absolutely startling".

# emer-higgins - Friday 19 November, 2021

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students
# Essay Mills
# Essay Mills

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students

Nov 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,102 Views 6 Comments
  • Eight active ads for bespoke essays were identified by The Journal earlier this week.
  • Ads also offered students to supply other forms of college coursework, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Government TD calls for Facebook to stop hosting ads for college 'essay mills'.

# emer-higgins - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,400 Views 55 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# emer-higgins - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
# Nitrous Oxide
# Nitrous Oxide

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 33,182 Views 23 Comments

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

# emer-higgins - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Taoiseach: Councillor 'accepts fully' she was wrong about Traveller accommodation comment
# Emer Higgins
# Emer Higgins

Taoiseach: Councillor 'accepts fully' she was wrong about Traveller accommodation comment

Nov 14th 2019, 5:51 PM 37,872 Views 36 Comments

Varadkar criticised Fianna Fáil’s failure to discipline senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee for her past tweets.