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# facebook - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Moderators taking action against Facebook over violent imagery and graphic content

Facebook said the company is “committed to providing support for those that review content for Facebook”.

# facebook - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Governments need to work with tech companies to curb hate speech, says Facebook anti-terror chief

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Facebook’s counterterrorism chief said it was dealing with grey areas at present.

# facebook - Friday 22 November, 2019

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

# facebook - Monday 18 November, 2019

'An impossible task': Facebook counter-terrorism chief on trying to rid social media of extremist content

Dr Erin Marie Saltman was speaking during a visit to Dublin this afternoon.

# facebook - Friday 8 November, 2019

Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe

The whistleblower’s lawyers have said their client’s personal safety is at risk following threats.

# facebook - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

Facebook is now FACEBOOK - but you won't be seeing their shouty new logo on your own account

Facebook said the new logo was an attempt to highlight the company’s brand.

# facebook - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Facebook defends inclusion of 'alt-right platform' Breitbart News on new journalism feature

The company began rolling out its dedicated ‘news tab’ yesterday.

# facebook - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez to Zuckerberg: 'You won't take down lies or you will take down lies?' Under Pressure This post contains videos

Ocasio-Cortez to Zuckerberg: 'You won't take down lies or you will take down lies?'

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggled to answer questions about Facebook’s past practices.

# facebook - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Man claims he didn't know that threat to share pictures of girl (12) performing sex act was a crime

The man, who can’t be named, was 16 at the time of the offence.

# facebook - Monday 7 October, 2019

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

# facebook - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# facebook - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency

The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.

# facebook - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Taoiseach says Facebook's standards must be reviewed after posts about QIH executives left online for years

John McCartin said posts making claims about the executives had remained on the social media platform for years.

# facebook - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Facebook says it removed a 'significant number of posts' about QIH executives in recent years

Gardaí and the PSNI are continuing to probe the attack on Kevin Lunney.

Facebook to buy tech start-up working on mind control technology

It’s the latest in a series of announcements from Facebook about virtual and augmented reality technology.

# facebook - Friday 20 September, 2019

Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review

The review started in 2018.

# 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.

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