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This morning.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

A fake Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outside Leinster House this morning calling on TDs to ‘Correct the Record’, part of a worldwide campaign disinformation on the social media giant.

Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

Today.

In the Seanad.

Fine Gael TD Hildergarde Naughton (second pic above) is charing a hearing of the International Grand Committee of Fake News and Disinformation.

The committee will hear from a number of senior executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter and the Data Protection Commissioner.

Experts speaking to the committee this morning included (from top) Ben Nimmo, Senior Fellow for Information Defense at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab; Carole Cadwalladr, British author and investigative journalist; Roger McNamee, investor and author; and Karlin Lillington, columnist at The Irish Times.

The committee hearings can be watched live in link above.

Politicians from across the world meet in Dublin to quiz tech giants on ‘fake news’ (The Irish Times)

Gulp.

Are Americans ready to trust Facebook with their dating life? Barely more than a month has passed since the U.S. Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a record $5 billion over its privacy lapses, and imposed a modified corporate structure to hold the company more accountable for its decisions over user privacy.

In the wake of this historic action, Facebook’s brand-new dating product is today launching to all in the U.S., promising to leverage the company’s deep insight into people’s personal data to deliver better matches than rival dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Match and others.

What could go wrong?

Facebook Dating Launches In The US (TechCrunch)

Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy at Twitter; Neil Potts, Public Policy Director at Facebook; and Marco Pancini, Director of Public Policy at YouTube before the Home Affairs Committee in Westminster

This morning.

The UK’s Home Affairs Committee heard from representatives from the big three social media companies, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as part of an inquiry the committee is carrying out into hate crime.

The representatives were Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy at Twitter; Neil Potts, Public Policy Director at Facebook; and Marco Pancini, Director of Public Policy at YouTube.

Irish journalist Gavin Sheridan followed the meeting and took notes…

The meeting can be watched back in full in video link above or here

Yesterday.

Bríd Sweeney wrote on Facebook:

Every picture tells a story…but this is not a happy one.

These were taken during the gorse fires yesterday [Sunday] and after things settled in Loughanure, Annagry and Belcruit [in Donegal].

A father and son working tiredlessly to maintain this fire…(along with 100s more).

Bríd Sweeney (Facebook)

Air Corps defends Donegal gorse fire response time (The Irish Times)

Full Garda investigation launched into devastating gorse fires (Highland Radio)

Liz Carolan, of Transparent Referendum Initiative, tweetz:

The first Irish political ads have started appearing on Facebook’s ad archive – from today all political ads will need to have additional contact info & Facebook will give information on cost (range not amount) who saw the ad (though NOT yet on how they did their targeting..)

In addition…

Previously: He Is Among Us

 

This afternoon.

Merrion Street, Dublin 2

CIA actor Facebook Chief Executive Officer and founder Mark Zuckerberg (with former UK Liberal Party Leader Nick Clegg above left)) outside Government Buildings on his way to meet members of the Oireachtas Communications Committee.

The committee wish to raise a number of concerns with Mr Zuckerberg including; the regulation of social media, transparency in political advertising and the ‘safety of young people and vulnerable adults’.

He’s so cool.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

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Update:



This afternoon.

Members of the Oireachtas Communications Committee, top from left: Fine Gael’s Hildegarde Naughton, Green Party Eamon Ryan and Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless taking to the media outside the Merrion Hotel after meeting Mr Zuckerberg.

Earlier: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Rollingnews

Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook; Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton

Um.

Previously: He Will Be Among Us

UPDATE:

UPDATE:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet three Irish members of an international committee targetting the spread of online misinformation in Dublin.

TDs Hildegarde Naughton, James Lawless, and Eamon Ryan of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News will meet with the social media site’s founder tomorrow.

The Irish politicians will raise a number of concerns, including; the regulation of social media, transparency in political advertising and the safety of young people and vulnerable adults.

Mark Zuckerberg to meet with ‘fake news’ committee in Dublin (Breakingnews.ie)

Pic: Techmeme

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