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This week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Denis O'Brien wants Meta to provide information about 'false and malicious' ads using his image
Denis O'Brien suing Facebook owners Meta in High Court
This year
2024
Facebook will soon use your photos, posts and other info to train its AI. You can opt out (but it's complicated)
Families of Uvalde school shooting victims sue Meta, Call of Duty makers and assault rifle maker
Probe into Facebook and Instagram launched over possible online 'rabbit holes' affecting minors
Debunked: Posts ‘as Gaeilge’ among more than 100 scam ads featuring presenter Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh
Opinion: We can no longer leave children alone to face this unregulated tech world
Dr Catherine Conlon
The GAA says there's nothing funny about Supermac's April Fool's joke
The GAA says there's nothing funny about Supermac's April Fool's joke
Meta says Facebook and Instagram issues resolved after the social media apps went down
Basketball Ireland's Instagram account 'removed in error' and now restored, Meta says
Basketball Ireland's Instagram account 'removed in error' and now restored, Meta says
WhatsApp to lower minimum age requirement across Europe from 16 to 13
Meta to begin labelling AI-generated images posted on its social media platforms
Mark Zuckerberg apologises to parents during heated Senate hearing on online child safety
Meta would only meet politicians if Oireachtas hearing was private (but here's what they said anyway)
Posts targeting migrants remained online during riots despite 5pm plea from online safety tsar
Niamh Hodnett was appointed last year to fight harmful content online.
Niamh Hodnett contacted major social media firms on evening of 23 November to warn about potential for violence.
Posts calling for migrants to be "killed" were shared on social platforms as riots unfolded.
Immigrant Council of Ireland warned about the proliferation of such posts and called for posters to be investigated.
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Last year
2023
Meta apologises to Qatari businessman in court settlement over fake ads
Threads, Meta's rival to Elon Musk's X, now available in Ireland
Meta commits to encrypting Messenger and Facebook chats
Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation to Oireachtas Committee
Social media companies to address TDs today over disinformation and media literacy
Meta to appeal against stricter EU rules imposed on some of its platforms
EU to ban Meta from using personal data to target ads
Facebook and Instagram to offer €12.99 a month ad-free subscriptions for European users
EU opens disinformation probes into Meta and TikTok over spread of Israel-Hamas content
Far-right posts featuring mock gallows outside Dáil remain online despite Garda investigations
TikTok dismantles operation that targeted Irish users with 'divisive views' on nationalism
EU labels tech giants 'gatekeepers', announcing new law aimed at cracking down on monopolies
Mark Zuckerberg ‘moving on’ from rumoured cage fight with Elon Musk
Meta paying back sizeable electricity bill after ESB error saw firm undercharged for 18 months
Meta releases AI language model to rival OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Bard
Musk threatens to sue Meta after it launches Twitter rival Threads
Meta launches Twitter rival Threads but its introduction in Europe is 'many months' away
Facebook launching new app as a rival to Twitter after Musk restricts Tweetdeck access
Meta unveils new broadcasting WhatsApp feature 'Channels'
Meta expects around 500 jobs losses in Ireland as part of latest round of cuts
Facebook-owner Meta hit with record fine of €1.2 billion by Ireland's Data Protection Commission
Facebook misled parents and failed to protect children’s privacy, US regulator says