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Political parties should improve levels of cyber security, a group of senior officials who examined threats to Irish elections and referendums from disinformation said.

The Government should consider the establishment of an electoral commission and regulate the transparency of online political advertising, a group of (...)

Some 230 new ads appeared on Facebook last week and  the number is increasing, the Transparent Referendum Initiative (TRI) found. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Nearly 900 paid-for advertisements relating to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, including some paid for by overseas groups, have been captured (...)

A Facebook group called Save the 8th was revealed to be managed by 14 people, some of whom were located in Hungary and the United Kingdom. File photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook accidentally revealed for a brief time today the extent of international involvement in online campaigning in Ireland’s abortion referendum, (...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington, Monday, April 9th. Photograph: AP

The Transparent Referendum Initiative is lobbying US senators to quiz Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg on the abortion referendum when he meets senators (...)

Facebook has said it was told that all parties involved in the Cambridge Analytica affair had deleted the data they gathered. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

What is this Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story all about? Cambridge Analytica, an associated company of the British behavioural research firm Strat(...)

Irish users of social media platforms are already being targeted with ads online. Some ads are clearly attributed to registered campaigns, but many are devoid of information about who is behind them. Photograph: PA

Ads on social media are an effective way for companies to find customers. Platforms know each user’s age, location, gender, interests, family status a(...)

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