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Michael Posner, who served in Barack Obama’s government between 2009 and 2013, says we live in a world where ‘people don’t know what the facts are, what the truth is’. Photograph:  Salvatore Di Nolfi/AP Photo

The Irish Government must warn bosses at Facebook, Twitter and Google in Dublin that they face heavy regulation unless they move quickly to deal with (...)

Protesters have been urged to ‘stand down’ and help provide accommodation for asylum seekers. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Recent protests calling for an end to the “inhumane” direct provision system are tainted with “racial undertones” and are actually about race and diff(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

Residents on Achill Island, Co Mayo have insisted they are not opposed to having asylum seekers living in their community but are opposed to lack of c(...)

Twitter said on Wednesday that it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images

In an important announcement on Wednesday, Twitter chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey promised the platform would ban all political advertisem(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

A plan to house asylum seekers at a hotel on Achill Island has been postponed due to ongoing protests at the hotel. Some 13 female asylum seekers wer(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar   at the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin  on Thursday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he has “mixed feelings” about Twitter’s ban on political advertising. On Wednesday, the chief executive of the social med(...)

Labour Party  shadow home secretary Diane Abbott. Photograph: Jeff Overs/PA

Diane Abbott has spoken out about how she deals with online vitriol after a growing number of female MPs announced they will not be standing in the UK(...)

Cases involving sexual abuse of children have a strong impact, and this impact can become stronger if the staff member is, or becomes, a parent. Photograph: iStock

Emotional trauma is an invisible wound. It can lead people to seek relief in self-medicating and can numb them emotionally. When the trauma isn’t pri(...)

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg needs to stop disguising a defence of revenue streams as a defence of democracy rather than the serious threat to it that Facebook is. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

For the man-child who runs Facebook, it’s been another few weeks of starring in his own special theatre of the absurd. Under questioning in a variety (...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 28 per cent compared with a year ago to $17.38 billion (€15.6 billion), beating analysts’ average estimate of $17.37 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Facebook reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday and profit rose as growth in expenses slowed from a year earlier, assuaging inve(...)

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