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WhatsApp last week published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation.

Facebook’s WhatsApp is launching a test to limit forwarding messages that will apply to all users, the messaging app said on Thursday, after Indian au(...)

Alan Cox, chief executive of Core, at its new premises at Windmill Lane, where the reception contains part of the wall made famous by U2 fans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Not far from the Google-Facebook tech axis in Dublin’s Docklands, an airy, plant-draped office building in tasteful slate grey rises up from the site (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “What took place during the Brexit referendum and the last US presidential election cannot be ignored or allowed happen again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Facebook has agreed to share most of the data it has relating to advertisements during the abortion referendum campaign. The social media firm had pr(...)

Since Intel first set up operations in Ireland in 1989 with its flagship facility in Collinstown Industrial Park, in Leixlip, Co Kildare, it has invested close to €14 billion locally. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Intel wasn’t the first multinational firm to establish operations here, but it’s easy to argue they were the driving force behind the development of t(...)

Sisters Maisie (3) and Lola Busch (6) from Lisburn who while on their holidays in Portsalon, Co Donegal, found the lost wedding ring. Photograph: Donna El Assaad

When Donegal man Gary Crossan lost his cherished wedding ring while swimming off the beach at Portsalon, Co Donegal, at the end of June the chances o(...)

Facebook: the social media giant is facing increasing calls for regulation if it can’t police its own platform adequately. 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 founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California.  Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Facebook

Forensic cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken says the Government should consider asking Facebook to leave Ireland if it does not take measures to control (...)

Write.as: a good place to anonymously vent or think aloud

We go to Facebook to talk to family, Instagram to brag, Twitter to complain, Tumblr to fanboy over Doctor Who and Medium to proselytise. But where do (...)

It’s been a bad week for Facebook and Google, writes Karlin Lillington.

Still don’t know what a tracker mortgage is? Help may soon be at hand for those struggling to understand the tricky world of personal finance and bank(...)

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(...)

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