Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Facebook axes discriminatory ads, will re-educate advertisers

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Discriminatory ads will soon be a thing of the past with Facebook. Facebook said it has removed more than 5,000 ad-targeting categories to limit the ability of advertisers to exclude users based on ethnicity or religion. Until now, when an advertiser created an ad for Facebook, a tab “to exclude persons who correspond more or Read more

Facebook’s ‘Say Nope to the Pope’ campaign

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A ‘Say Nope to the Pope’ Facebook page is encouraging people to protest against Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland in August. The campaign aims to ensure a low turnout at planned events at the triennial World Meeting of Families. So far over 1,000 people have clicked “attending” the protest and another 4,000 say they are Read more

Technology giants halt Ireland’s abortion referendum ads

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Technology giants Google and Facebook have suspended all advertising about Ireland’s abortion referendum. At present voters are being asked to decide whether to repeal Ireland’s constitutional ban on most abortions. Google says protecting “election integrity” is behind their decision. Advertisements on Google-owned companies AdWords and YouTube are included in the ban. Facebook says its decision Read more

Facebook homophobia video says Eucharist smells like hate

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A video on homophobia posted in Facebook that parodies the Eucharist and says it tastes “like cardboard” and smells “like hate” has drawn criticism from Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. He said the video posted by BBC Scotland “is ridiculing and demeaning the faith of ordinary Catholics, especially at a time when Catholics are experiencing Read more

Facebook apologises for blocking Catholic content

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised and said Facebook “made a mistake” in blocking a Catholic theology degree advertisement by Franciscan University of Steubenville. He said the ad had been blocked erroneously and did not violate terms of service. The ad, which featured a crucifix, was rejected over Easter on the grounds that its content Read more

Time to regulate the internet

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Privacy: When something is free, we are the product. Mark Zuckerberg might believe the world is better without privacy. He’s wrong. It will be fantastically satisfying to see the boy genius flayed. All the politicians—ironically, in search of a viral moment—will lash Mark Zuckerberg from across the hearing room. They will corner Facebook’s founding bro, Read more

Slavery, profits and technology titans

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Global “titans of technology” are forcing workers into a form of slavery, says Britain’s trade union leader Frances O’Grady. Speaking to a two-day summit of Catholic and labour movement leaders at the Vatican last Friday, O’Grady said the world needs a new figure like Cardinal Manning. (Manning was influential in setting the modern-day Catholic Church Read more

God only knows what Facebook is doing to children’s brains

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider’s look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. Be smart: Parker’s I-was-there account provides priceless perspective in the rising debate about the power and effects of the social networks, which now have scale and reach unknown in human history. He’s Read more

6-year-old’s performance in church choir gets 28 million views

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The joyful spirit of a six-year-old girl has attracted 28 million views, and counting, after her mother shared a video of her daughter performing a church choir on Facebook. Loren Patterson enthusiastic performance in a church choir stole the show.  Have look at the video (Click on the picture. You may need to turn off the mute.) . Related Read more

Bishop’s social media post teaches debating religion

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Facebook and other social media platforms reach millions of people each year. “You’ll see a lot of energy around religious issues … often angry … but very little argument,” US Bishop, Robert Barron says. His Facebook talk “How to have a religious argument” aims to teach people how to argue better on the internet.Read more Read more