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# facebook - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead

Thu 6:04 PM 22,198 Views 32 Comments

In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
# Thorny Issues
# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Thu 1:50 PM 19,530 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
# One-star Reviews
# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

Thu 12:05 AM 82,733 Views 146 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.

# facebook - Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,445 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

# facebook - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation
# Threats
# Threats

Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation

Jul 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 39,430 Views 0 Comments

Senator John McGahon said Facebook has “spiralled out of control”.

# facebook - Friday 16 July, 2021

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Biden says social media misinformation on Covid-19 is 'killing people'

Jul 16th 2021, 10:54 PM 13,286 Views 31 Comments

Facebook rejected the criticism saying its efforts to get facts out are ‘saving lives’.

# facebook - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 35,860 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

# facebook - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
# A Taxing Matter
# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 17,865 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

# facebook - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad
# Work From Anywhere
# Work From Anywhere

Facebook to make remote working permanent option for staff - even from abroad

Jun 10th 2021, 9:27 AM 27,173 Views 32 Comments

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects the shift to remote work to be a lasting one.

# facebook - Friday 4 June, 2021

Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Facebook to uphold Trump ban until January 2023

Jun 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 10,923 Views 40 Comments

The social media giant will review whether Trump should be allowed to return two years after he was initially banned.

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
# Probe
# Probe

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data

Jun 4th 2021, 11:56 AM 3,708 Views 0 Comments

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.

# facebook - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,403 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

# facebook - Friday 21 May, 2021

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Facebook says its content moderators are ‘not denied access’ to non-disclosure agreements

May 21st 2021, 7:49 AM 8,938 Views 6 Comments

Leo Varadkar told an Oireachtas committee he felt it was odd and suspicious that people would not be able to see an agreement they had signed.

# facebook - Friday 14 May, 2021

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
# DPC
# DPC

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

May 14th 2021, 10:43 PM 12,868 Views 13 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

# facebook - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears

May 12th 2021, 3:42 PM 21,291 Views 18 Comments

A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.

# facebook - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

May 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,294 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

# facebook - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban
# Social Media
# Social Media

Trump launches personal communication webpage ahead of Facebook decision on ban

May 4th 2021, 10:58 PM 28,915 Views 38 Comments

Facebook’s independent oversight board is ruling tomorrow on whether to allow Trump back on the platform.

# facebook - Monday 19 April, 2021

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook
# Data
# Data

Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook

Apr 19th 2021, 4:31 PM 17,604 Views 64 Comments

The DPC had sought information on how SF uses its database and information collected from social media.

# facebook - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach
# Millions Affected
# Millions Affected

Data Protection Commission launches probe into Facebook over user data breach

Apr 14th 2021, 4:16 PM 8,400 Views 10 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users

# facebook - Friday 9 April, 2021

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
# DATA LEAK
# DATA LEAK

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,545 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

# facebook - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak
# Facebook
# Facebook

Data watchdog awaiting 'firm answers' from Facebook over information leak

Apr 6th 2021, 6:08 PM 8,960 Views 17 Comments

The dataset leaked online included phone numbers and email addresses from Facebook users.

# facebook - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill
# Electoral Reform Bill
# Electoral Reform Bill

Facebook accused of ‘disingenuous’ submission over Electoral Reform Bill

Mar 30th 2021, 5:44 PM 6,005 Views 6 Comments

Facebook has said that if inconsistent regulatory regimes are introduced, it could be forced to choose “between violating Irish law or violating EU law”.

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,008 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

# facebook - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news
# Facebook
# Facebook

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

Mar 16th 2021, 6:56 AM 5,009 Views 4 Comments

The pay deal follows a similar agreement struck with Google last month.

# facebook - Friday 12 March, 2021

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images
# Courts
# Courts

Suspended sentence for man who used fake Love/Hate actor Facebook accounts to ask teen for naked images

Mar 12th 2021, 5:42 PM 28,936 Views 19 Comments

The judge said the man targeted an impressionable young teenager when he pretended to be actors Killian Scott and Robert Sheehan six years ago

# facebook - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online
# Galway
# Galway

Suicide organisations warn of exaggerated or false information being shared online

Mar 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 21,892 Views 0 Comments

There have been multiple posts on social media making claims about the number of suicides in an area of Galway recently.

# facebook - Saturday 27 February, 2021

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,145 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

# facebook - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years

Feb 24th 2021, 9:20 PM 8,816 Views 22 Comments

The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.

# facebook - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
# Compromise
# Compromise

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,661 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

# facebook - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave
# Lockdown Rave
# Lockdown Rave

Facebook shuts down Instagram accounts advertising illegal St Patricks Day rave

Feb 21st 2021, 10:25 AM 47,166 Views 59 Comments

The event would be in breach of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions if it went ahead.

# facebook - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,808 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

# facebook - Friday 19 February, 2021

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
# Facebook
# Facebook

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,687 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

# facebook - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
# Unfriended
# Unfriended

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,487 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

# facebook - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,257 Views 45 Comments

The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news

# facebook - Friday 29 January, 2021

Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

Varadkar tells Facebook moderators he will contact social media giant on their behalf

Jan 29th 2021, 8:19 PM 20,244 Views 34 Comments

Moderators have been pushing for mental health supports and to be allowed work from home during the pandemic.

# facebook - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked
# Social Network
# Social Network

Dublin woman sues Facebook over her account being hacked

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 PM 35,450 Views 0 Comments

Sylvia O’Mahoney claims her constitutional right to privacy and GDPR rights have been breached.

# facebook - Friday 22 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,494 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.

# facebook - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 21st 2021, 10:39 PM 24,008 Views 45 Comments

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

# facebook - Thursday 14 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,706 Views 46 Comments

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

Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: A comparison of deaths between January and October 2020 and other years is misleading

Jan 14th 2021, 6:10 AM 63,179 Views 0 Comments

The post incorrectly compares CSO data for ten months in 2020 with previous years.

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