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Mary Lou McDonald: study found that Sinn Féin focused on the topic of ‘change’ in its Facebook posts over the course of the election campaign.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin had around 10 times more engagement on Facebook during this year’s general election campaign than the State’s other political parties, a stu(...)

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have signed up to an EU Code of Practice on Disinformation meant to increase transparency.

Digital giants including Facebook and Google could face new regulations under the incoming government, according to Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (...)

 Dr Catherine Day, chair of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, addressing the opening session at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gender could be the reason for barriers and constraints in Ireland, former secretary-general of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day said in Dubli(...)

 Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee  in Washington.  Twitter is to stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter’s recent announcement that it will ban election ads for candidates and issues has been opposed by some who argue that a better option would be(...)

While political advertising is permitted online and in print media, it is not allowed on broadcast media. File photograph: Getty

The chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said strict rules on political advertising on broadcast media should be relaxed(...)

“The growth of WhatsApp and the move away from the Facebook platform is likely due to a deliberate strategy on the part of Facebook.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A global move to closed messaging such as WhatsApp is concerning not only for publishers but also for society and democracy. Internationally – and in (...)

Some 59 per cent said Irish media helped them understand the news of the day, which was well above the EU average of 48 per cent

More than a quarter of Irish news consumers decided not to share a news story in the last year because they doubted its accuracy, according to a digit(...)

News production has become more sophisticated and as a consequence, disinformation can be more difficult to detect. Photograph: iStock

Do you all know the story of the Three Little Pigs? No, I mean the real story? Not that fairytale we’ve all been conned into believing, but the true (...)

Dublin City University is leading a new EU project to tackle ‘fake news’.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City University is leading a new EU project to tackle “fake news” by tracking and flagging online disinformation on social media. The three-ye(...)

Some of the data based projects will examine algorithms in news and audience analytics. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City University’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is leading a €3.9 million project to explore new ways of supporting journali(...)

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