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Concern is growing over hate speech on Facebook.

Last Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, attended a virtual meeting with some of the company’s top advertising partners. The brands (...)

TikTok has notched up about 1 billion users since it was established more than three years ago.

TikTok is moving responsibility for safeguarding the privacy of its European users to its Irish and UK entities, the social media company confirmed on(...)

Irish 18-24-year-olds say social media is their main way of consuming news. Photograph: Peter Byrne / PA

Social media is increasingly the main source of news for Irish 18-24 year-olds, according to the Reuters Digital News Report 2020, with this so-called(...)

Work on a Falls Road mural of George Floyd who was murdered by police in Minneapolis. Protests took place across the world, including in Belfast and Dublin. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

This week’s protest march in Dublin against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was notable for a number of reasons. For starters it was the mo(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan last month announced a ‘new €1 million scheme’ for professional artists, which consisted of just €500,000 of ‘new’ money from the department and €500,000 of re-purposed Arts Council funding. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Easter weekend four years ago marked a high point in this State’s relationship with culture. The 1916 centenary commemorations unleashed a nationw(...)

Clearly you don’t need a compromised immune system when there’s a viral pandemic in the offing. Photograph: iStock

“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.(...)

Ireland has always had a large presence at the SXSW festival and conference, both in the form of musical talent and emerging entrepreneurs.

The 34th annual South By Southwest festival of tech, music and film in Austin Texas is the latest victim of the coronavirus as it was announced by cit(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a placard reading “School strike for the climate”. Photograph: Hanna Franzen/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Well, that was quite something. The 2010s it was called. I was a different man at the start of it, listening to California Gurls by Katy Perry, contem(...)

Amazon’s Echo smart speaker: Alexa was one development no one predicted in 2009.

Imagine life without the iPad or Alexa, without virtual reality headsets, Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok, without self-driving cars on the streets or c(...)

Photograph: iStock

TikTok is rushing to build teams around the world to moderate its streams of viral videos, after increasing concerns that its young users are being ex(...)

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