# Social Media

This week
18th February 2024 - 23rd February 2024
X tells private Oireachtas hearing it will abide by Irish hate speech laws
‘Hiding from M-hunters’: TikTok accused of pushing managers into issuing low performance reviews
Last week
11th February 2024 - 17th February 2024
WhatsApp to lower minimum age requirement across Europe from 16 to 13
Social media companies refuse to support government’s calls for age verification measures
AI algorithms pushing content 'romanticising' suicide to children, Oireachtas Committee hears
Last month
January 2024
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)
Senior Irish-based X employee seeks to sue Elon Musk for defamation over tweet he sent
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Tánaiste Micheál Martin says it's not feasible to ban children from using social media
Last year
Poll: Have you signed up to Threads?
Taoiseach and Tánaiste both express concerns over X after report on how it moderates content
Advertising watchdog clamps down on posts from Irish influencers not marked as ads
Irish media regulator asks public for their input on new online safety rules for social media
US state files lawsuit accusing Meta sites of being 'breeding grounds' for child predators
Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation to Oireachtas Committee
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
US judge temporarily blocks ban on TikTok set to take effect next year over free speech concerns
McEntee seeks meeting with X over posts that 'fuelled' Dublin riots
Gardaí examining alleged incitement and social media posts for Dublin riots investigation
Simon Harris says 'ability to spread disinformation' on social media is 'very serious issue'
Jacinda Ardern on death threats, climate change and why social media is like alcohol
Advertisers drop X after Elon Musk backs antisemitic post
Meta to appeal against stricter EU rules imposed on some of its platforms
EU opens probes into YouTube and TikTok over child protection measures on platforms
Springboks condemn disgusting death threat sent to Reinach
EU opens disinformation probes into Meta and TikTok over spread of Israel-Hamas content
Musk's X begins charging some new users for basic features
EU extends warning about disinformation surrounding Israel-Hamas war to YouTube bosses
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Revenue has written to a number of Irish influencers urging them to declare income earned
X, formerly known as Twitter, strips headlines from news articles shared by users
Ireland's new media regulator explains how his team will tackle the most harmful online content
Lindsay Hoyle: Social media's role during January 6 riots was a 'wake up call' for parliaments
TikTok dismantles operation that targeted Irish users with 'divisive views' on nationalism
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Explainer: How does Russell Brand make money online?
TikTok fined €345 million by Ireland's data watchdog over processing of children’s data
Debunked: The Canadian government hasn't banned the British outlet GB News
The European Union's tough new laws on social media content have officially come into force