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# Blocked

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Russia media watchdog says it is limiting access to some international news organisations
The BBC and Deutsche Welle are among the sites to be blocked.
All time
Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse
The social media giant has begun testing the new tool with a small group of users.
EU investment deal with China formally frozen until sanctions are lifted, after landslide vote
The resolution passed by 599 votes in favour, 30 against with 58 abstentions.
Facebook exec says there are 'no plans' to end Trump ban
Facebook’s chief operating officer said the ban is “indefinite”.
Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts blocked 'indefinitely' following Capitol riots
Zuckerberg announced the move this afternoon.
Gardaí and internet providers team up to block new domains hosting child abuse images
Internet service providers will be given the domain names which will be blocked to Irish users.
Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin
Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.
Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'
The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.
Farmers block industry representatives from entering first taskforce meeting
A newly established beef task force was due to meet this morning to examine the future of the beef industry in Ireland.
US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.
Dublin City Council launches High Court challenge after it was refused planning for two new bridges
The council says the board’s decision means the costs of building the bridges will increase by between €25m and €42 million.
Northern Ireland block Kyle Lafferty from playing for Rangers on Sunday following international no-show
The Fermanagh-born striker ruled himself out of Northern Ireland’s Nations League games this week.
MP who blocked upskirting ban targeted by protesters as Britain presses ahead with new law
Christopher Chope blocked the passage of the bill on Friday.
Trump violated US constitution by blocking people on Twitter court says
The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of Twitter users.
Movie giants get orders blocking streaming websites from internet providers
None of the ISP’s opposed the application.
Gale force winds broke a yacht free and pushed it into a busy Shannon estuary shipping lane
The yacht was retrieved by a RNLI lifeboat crew.
Plans to allow mining in the Amazon rainforest have been halted
Brazilian President Michel Temer had signed a decree to allow the reserve to be opened up for private use.
US politicians are being accused of violating free speech - by blocking people on social media
Politicians at all levels increasingly embrace social media to discuss government business.
Delays on M50 as jackknifed truck blocks slip road
Emergency services are at the scene.
Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts
Irish internet providers will now have to block, and
Refugee targeted by trolls over selfie with Angela Merkel loses his case against Facebook
Posts have falsely linked the teenager with people who tried to set fire to a homeless man in Berlin last Christmas.
Stephen Donnelly briefly blocked on Twitter by Social Democrats
His former party said it was a mistake and they are “looking into what happened”.
Repeal the Eighth Bill blocked in the Dáil after government deal
Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and independents in government took a unified approach to the issue.
US politicians want unbreakable encryption on your smartphone to be illegal
Apple said it wasn’t able to break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernado
WhatsApp has been accused of blocking links to this rival app
Some users have seen links to Telegram blocked on the Android version of WhatsApp.
Taulupe Faletau's move to Bath is off after Warren Gatland blocks his transfer
Faletau will now likely leave the Dragons at the end of the season.
The IAAF accused of blocking report that shows widespread doping
This follows new research by a German university.
Gerry Adams and Mary Lou have blocked Maíria Cahill on Twitter
The Sinn Féin leader said it was his own business who he permitted on his Twitter account.
Halawa sisters say they've been blocked by Charlie Flanagan on Twitter
Somaia Halawa, who runs the ‘Free Ibrahim Halawa’ Twitter account, claims that Flanagan blocked the account after a Twitter storm organised ahead of her brother’s last postponed trial.
14 of the greatest ever responses to wrong number texts
Sup girl I like things spicy.
The government is looking in to blocking mobile phone signals in prisons
That’s after 728 were confiscated last year.
Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments
The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.
Poll: Do you think community service should be given for less serious crimes?
Rather than blocking up the prisons with less serious offenders would community service be a more viable option?
Greyhound trucks 'blocked' by protesters as court date looms
The move comes ahead of the company returning to court on Thursday over an injunction.
Greyhound truck stopped in Dublin park during peaceful protest
The incident happened at Cromcastle Avenue in the city.
Gardaí at the scene of water meter protest in Portlaoise
Gardaí are at the scene but no arrests have been made.
Block function on Twitter reinstated after outcry from users
The changes meant that if you blocked someone, they could still see all your activity.
French court orders Google to block search results of ex-F1 boss Max Mosley's orgy
Google had opposed the landmark ruling as they say such filters are clumsy and impinge internet freedom by also filtering related content.
EU blocks Aer Lingus takeover, Ryanair says it will appeal
The European Commission has now officially confirmed a decision that had been expected. Ryanair said immediately it will appeal the rejection of its third bid for Aer Lingus.
The burning question*: Do you answer calls from blocked numbers?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)