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#Facebook

# facebook - Friday 13 September, 2019

Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court

Mohammed Dahlan’s lawyers have moved their focus from England to Ireland.

# facebook - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

# facebook - Monday 9 September, 2019

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

# facebook - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

# facebook - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

# facebook - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

# facebook - Friday 26 July, 2019

Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November

The court was told that the issues continue to be monitored and both companies have been ‘wholeheartedly cooperating’.

# facebook - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

# facebook - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Facebook flaw allowed thousands of children to join chats with people not approved by parents

The social network said it has been shutting down the group chats involved.

# facebook - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology

FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to make you look older or younger.

# facebook - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

# facebook - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

US Border Patrol investigating 'disturbing' Facebook group allegedly filled with racist memes

The group was created in August 2016 and has some 9,500 members, according to ProPublica.

# facebook - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry

This marks the social media giant’s boldest foray into the financial services industry.

# facebook - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld

Smyths Homevalue shared the video on Facebook to promote Black Friday last year.

# facebook - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before court after Ana Kriegel murderers identified online

The boys, identified in the media only as Boy A and Boy B, were convicted yesterday of murdering Ana Kriegel last year.

# facebook - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020

Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/

# facebook - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook Spectre This post contains videos

This deepfake video of a megalomaniac 'Mark Zuckerberg' is testing Facebook

The AI-generated video is part of a project looking at the power of social media.

# facebook - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Vehicle supplier secures order to have Facebook group it claims is damaging its business reputation taken down

The injunction was granted in favour Harris Auto Trading Company.

Radiohead release 18 hours of hacked material in aid of Extinction Rebellion

The material was reportedly held to $150,000 ransom.

# facebook - Monday 3 June, 2019

Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# facebook - Friday 31 May, 2019

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in EU-US data transfer case

The decision comes after the High Court referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

# facebook - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Facebook says a ban on junk food ads for children could hurt the marketing of Spotify playlists

The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.

# facebook - Monday 27 May, 2019

Limerick man who made death threats through Facebook to rape victim jailed for six years

The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to raping the 19-year-old victim in November 2015,

# facebook - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

# facebook - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

# facebook - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

# facebook - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'News flash morons: I'm in Edmonton': Fugitive caught after sending address to Canadian TV station

Jessie Dean Kowalchuk was wanted for violating his probation in 2015.

# facebook - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Facebook co-founder says it's time for the government to break up the tech giant

“I feel a sense of anger and responsibility,” Chris Hughes wrote, who worked on the first News Feed team.

# facebook - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Love at first like: Facebook to add 'secret crush' feature as part of revamp of social network

The company is planning an overhaul of its app and website.

# facebook - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?

The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.

# facebook - Friday 26 April, 2019

Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog

The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.

# facebook - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

# facebook - Sunday 14 April, 2019

# facebook - Friday 5 April, 2019

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home

The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.

# facebook - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.

# facebook - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg tells TDs that Facebook is working proactively on child protection issues

Three TDs met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin today

Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should regulate social media in Ireland?

TDs will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today.

# facebook - Monday 1 April, 2019

TDs to meet Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook Dublin HQ tomorrow to chat about fake news

Social media regulation, transparency in political advertising and the safety of young people online are all up for discussion.

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