Facebook defends role in project to tackle online bullying

Posted in Research on October 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Facebook has defended its role in a new campaign to provide anti-bullying and online safety training in every secondary school in Ireland. The social media firm has been at the centre of allegations that it is not doing enough to moderate harmful and illegal content …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 17 October]

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DCU says €330k Facebook sponsorship deal does not compromise independence of its research

Posted in Research on October 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) says a €330,000 sponsorship deal with Facebook for an online safety training programme for parents and teachers does not compromise the independence of its research work. The three-year initiative, led by National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at DCU, will offer training to teachers and parents of 12-17-year-olds in every post-primary school in the country, starting in January …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 17 October]

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Facebook deal lands €565k for UCC staff

Posted in Research on March 16th, 2018 by steve

“More than 160 University College Cork employees earned average payouts of €3,400 for contributions to a campus tech firm that sold to a Facebook subsidiary. The value of the 2016 purchase of spinout company InfiniLED by virtual technology company Oculus has also emerged as being well over €20m. UCC records show it got an initial payment of €1.659m for its 12.6% share in InfiniLED, which developed low-energy LED lighting at the university’s Tyndall National Institute research centre …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 16 March]

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Facebook in the Classroom?

Posted in Teaching on August 17th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“I don’t need a mirror at the back of my classroom to know that some students are checking Facebook (and other stuff) during class. I’m not a mind reader either, nor can I see the reflection of the Facebook screen in students’ eyes. So – while I have no proof that they are on Facebook, I just know that they are …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 17 August]

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TCD to investigate after professor criticises students’ answers

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is to begin an inquiry after an associate professor’s comments criticising students’ exam answers appeared on his Facebook page …” (more)

[Nora-Ide McAuliffe, Irish Times, 18 May]

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University probe into academic’s anti-gay rant on Facebook

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2015 by steve

UK“The Ulster University has publicly distanced itself from one of its academics after he launched a scathing attack on homosexuality …” (more)

[Deborah McAleese, Independent, 9 April]

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Students urged to report insulting sites

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2013 by steve

“A student’ union is urging members to report ‘bullying’ and ‘derogatory’ Facebook sites, which it says is a form of cyber-bullying against students …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 13 November]

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GMIT Union slams ‘inappropriate’ Facebook pages

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2013 by steve

“GMIT Students’ Union has condemned of a number of Facebook pages showcasing pictures of students at the third-level institution …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 8 November]

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Facebook U-turn on ‘sexist’ UCC page

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2013 by steve

“Facebook has done a U-turn and shut down a ‘sexist’ page which published photographs of female students at University College Cork. The social media giant reversed previous decisions not to act against the ‘UCC Bird of Day’ page and removed it from their site yesterday …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 6 November]

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UCC to contact Facebook over ‘birds’ page

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2013 by steve

“A Facebook page that features pictures of UCC students has caused outrage among college administration and students …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 5 November]

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DCU students criticised over ‘abduction’ video

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2013 by steve

“A group of students have come under fire after they staged a kidnapping as part of a video marketing campaign for a pizza chain …” (more)

[Emma Jane Hade, Independent, 1 November]

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Defiant students to flout Rag Week ban

Posted in Governance and administration on October 4th, 2013 by steve

“Defiant students have vowed the party will go as they plan for Rag Week 2014. Almost 6,000 students have joined a new Facebook page, Galway Rag Week 2014, which was set-up in recent days …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 4 October]

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Job-hunters must beware digital footprint, conference told

Posted in Life on September 20th, 2013 by steve

“Employers are increasingly asking candidates to open their Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts at interview, a conference of the State’s Education and Training Boards has been told …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 19 September]

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Facebook warned over site rating sex partners

Posted in Life on May 29th, 2013 by steve

“Facebook pages that encourage students to rate the performance of their sexual partners have provoked uproar on university campuses and may leave the social networking giant open to legal action …” (more)

[Oliver Duggan, Independent, 29 May]

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Case Law, Ireland: McKeogh v John Doe 1 (No.2), Facebook, Google and mandatory take down injunctions

Posted in Legal issues on May 19th, 2013 by steve

“In November 2011, Eoin McKeogh was falsely branded as a thief on YouTube, Google, Facebook and a number of websites. This was the result of a video and accompanying material which wrongly identified him …” (more)

[Inforrm’s Blog, 19 May]

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Defamatory material on Facebook and YouTube: McKeogh v. Doe and others

Posted in Legal issues on May 16th, 2013 by steve

“The High Court today gave a significant decision in McKeogh v. Doe and others concerning defamatory material posted through Facebook and YouTube. The background to the case …” (more)

[TJ McIntyre, IT Law in Ireland, 16 May]

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Dublin student wrongly accused of evading a taxi fare wins case

Posted in Legal issues on May 16th, 2013 by steve

“A Dublin student wrongly branded a taxi fare dodger in a viral YouTube video has won a major victory in a High Court action against tech giants Facebook and Google …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 16 May]

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Facebook ignores call by principals for talks on cyber-bullies

Posted in Legal issues on May 6th, 2013 by steve

“Facebook has ignored a request for a meeting with Irish school principals to discuss the risks associated with the misuse of social networks by young people …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 6 May]

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Do Students Judge Professors Based on Their Facebook Profiles?

Posted in Life on May 1st, 2013 by steve

“More than 800 million people worldwide use the social networking site Facebook, and 93% of college students have an active Facebook account, according to a recent estimate …” (more)

[AlphaGalileo, 1 May]

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Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner confirms deletion of Facebook facial recognition data in the EU

Posted in Legal issues on February 7th, 2013 by steve

“Both the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Germany have independently confirmed today that all Facebook facial recognition data of European Union citizens has been deleted by the social network …” (more)

[Darren McCarra, The Sociable, 7 February]

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