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Facebook head of public policy Niamh Sweeney and Siobhán Cummiskey, head of content policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, arrive at the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The era of self-regulation by social media platforms is over and the Republic must lead the way in deciding how they are regulated in the future, an O(...)

Permanent TSB will receive €1.3 billion in cash from Start Mortgages, backed by US private equity group Lone Star, for a batch of bad home loan secured on 10,700 properties (of which about 7,400 are private homes) that had a face value of €2.1 billion

Facebook will try to persuade an Oireachtas committee today that the problems identified in a damning investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches programm(...)

Facebook is seconding its own content experts for six months to Dublin-based CPL, which is responsible for recruiting and training outsourced content reviewers for the company. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Social media giant Facebook will try to persuade an Oireachtas committee today that the problems identified in a damning investigation by Channel 4’s (...)

Former Private Victor Murtagh had never been out of employment and brought no claim for loss of earnings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has halved to some €150,000 a €302,873 damages award made to a former soldier over negligence by the Army over its delay in failing (...)

The post appeared on Facebook after a  wave of vandalism hit people’s vehicles and property in the city of Flin Flon. Photograph: Getty

What happened with Facebook this week? Where do you start? This week saw the airing of an episode of the Channel 4 programme Dispatches that offered (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg,  the company’s partnerships and  marketing vice president Dan Rose  and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg: Channel 4’s “Dispatches” report  helped  explain why so much appalling content  is still featured and shared on the  site. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It hasn’t been a good week for the overlords of the internet. On Tuesday, Facebook was exposed by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme for flouting its(...)

Facebook said no special status was accorded to extremist organisations. Yet this rings hollow. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Money matters most for Facebook, even if the route to it means turning a blind eye to disturbing, abusive and violent content on its platform. As a sh(...)

CPL Resources chief executive and founder, Anne Heraty.

Irish recruiter CPL Resources has moved to distance itself from criticism after a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary showed its staff being instructed n(...)

A protester who wants chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to “Fix Facebook”. Photograph: François Lenoir/File photo/Reuters

Expose a female nipple on Facebook in an image portraying a perfectly natural breastfeeding mother, and the content gets removed. Yet Facebook mode(...)

The investigation found extremist pages that had a lot of followers would be treated with special consideration, in the same manner as pages for governments and large news organisations. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook moderators were instructed not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform even when it violated the company’s guidelines(...)

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