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# Elon musk

Last month
March 2023
# Twitter
Elon Musk apologises for firing Twitter employee and making comments about his disability
The billionaire said that Thorleifsson ‘did no actual work, claimed as his excuse that he had a disability’ in a now deleted Tweet.
This year
# Twitter
Musk ‘demanded Twitter tweak site to better promote his tweets’
In response, Twitter engineers created a new system that automatically boosted Musk’s tweets to show them to all users.
# Investigation
Elon Musk’s brain implant company investigated over ‘unsafe’ shipping methods
Neuralink is one of many organisations working on linking brains to computers.
# Tech Issues
Twitter outage results in many users being unable to tweet or follow accounts
Users first noticed the problem when they tried to send tweets and received a message saying they had reached their ‘tweet limit’.
# cleared
Jury clears Musk of wrongdoing related to 2018 Tesla tweets
The trial pitted Tesla investors represented in a class-action lawsuit against Mr Musk.
# Elon musk
Elon Musk gives evidence in federal court on second day of Tesla tweet trial
Tesla investors are alleging he misled them with a tweet saying funding was secured to take his electric car company private.
Last year
# Poll
Musk says he will step down as Twitter chief once he finds 'someone foolish enough to take job'
More than 57% of users who voted in a Twitter poll Musk posted on Sunday night said he should step down.
# Twitter
Irish senior executive settles High Court case with Twitter over Elon Musk email
McSweeney claimed that she was treated as though she had resigned because she didn’t respond to an e-mail sent to all Twitter employees by Elon Musk
# Twitter
Future policy-related polls will only be open for Twitter Blue subscribers, Musk indicates
Twitter Blue is a paid-for subscription which allows anyone to buy a blue tick verified badge for their account.
# should i stay or should i go?
Twitter users vote to oust Elon Musk as CEO
Musk tweeted the 12-hour poll at 11.20pm last night.
# Twitter
Twitter to ban users from posting links to rival social platforms
It’s the latest controversial move by the company and its new owner Elon Musk.
# Twitter
Musk restores some suspended Twitter accounts of journalists
Musk’s move to suspend the accounts drew sharp criticism from media organisations, the EU and the UN.
# suspended
CNN's @Donie among multiple Twitter accounts suspended after reporting about Elon Musk
Twitter did not say why the reporters’ accounts were suspended.
Among those suspended is CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.
The New York Times said it wanted answers from Twitter regarding the "questionable" suspension of journalists.
Some of the journalists had been tweeting about Twitter shutting down an account that tracked flights of Musk's private jet.
Musk threatens legal action against Twitter account that tracked his private jet
Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world
# Twitter
Musk threatens legal action against Twitter account that tracked his private jet
The jet-tracking account was also suspended yesterday.
# blue tick
Musk relaunches Twitter Blue subscription service after fake account fiasco
The subscription service costs $8 per month for users accessing Twitter on the web and $11 if signing up on an Apple device.
# blue checkmark
Twitter relaunching subscriber service after debacle
The blue checkmark was originally given to companies, celebrities, government entities and journalists verified by the platform.
# Twitter
Macron and Musk meet for ‘honest discussion’ amid Twitter hate speech concerns
The French leader criticised the billionaire the day prior over Twitter’s relaxation of content moderation policies.
# Kanye West
Kanye West kicked off Twitter by Musk for 'incitement to violence'
“I like Hitler,” Ye said several times during his appearance on Infowars
# Twitter
Elon Musk says Twitter clash with Apple a 'misunderstanding'
‘We resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store,’ Musk tweeted.
# Twitter
Twitter must comply with new rules or risk ban from EU, official says
Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner for digital policy, held a video call with Elon Musk.
# Twitter
Twitter lifts policy intended to prevent spread of Covid misinformation
As of September of this year, Twitter had suspended 11,230 accounts under the policy.
# Tech wars
Twitter owner Elon Musk signals new 'war' against Apple
Musk tweeted that Apple has “threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why”.
Twitter employee: 'Our jobs are gone but we hope EU and UK law will protect us'
One former employee says staff are gutted – ‘after 14 interviews in 11 months, I had finally found my dream job’.
# Courts
Senior Dublin-based Twitter executive secures injunction preventing her dismissal
The order was secured by Sinead McSweeney, who is Twitter’s global vice president for public policy.
# Twitter
Elon Musk granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts
The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements.
# Elon musk
Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles in the US for tail light problem
It is the latest of multiple Tesla recalls in the United States in recent months.
# Twitter
Trump's Twitter account reappears after Elon Musk poll
Trump said he would not return to the popular platform but instead remain on his own network, Truth Social.
Posting through it: The deepening absurdity of online billionaire behaviour
No amount of money can stop you from being cringe on the internet, writes Carl Kinsella.
Opinion: As a former Twitter employee, I'm horrified by what Elon Musk is doing
Declan Cashin used to work at Twitter – he says what is happening to the company is deeply disappointing.
Twitter's survival is about more than just Elon Musk getting his way - here's why
Twitter has been shaken to its core since Elon Musk acquired it – does it matter?
# Twitter
Musk says he's 'not super worried' as #RIPTwitter trends and more employees quit
Hundreds of staff are reported to have rejected Elon Musk’s invitation to sign up to “intense” work on a “hardcore” Twitter.
Concerns have been raised that the platform could struggle to stay online as many people tasked with its maintenance leave the company.
#RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitter have been trending on the platform as users also consider leaving the site.
The Twitter CEO tweeted that he was not worried about the resignations as "the best people are staying."
Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
# Elon musk
Elon Musk defends his $50 billion Tesla pay deal at US trial
Musk’s testimony took place in the same Delaware court where he faced a lawsuit by Twitter.
# ultimatum
Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
Employees have until tomorrow to choose if they want to stay in or leave the company.
# Elon musk
Musk's Tesla compensation trial begins in US court
The court date landed as Musk is facing a deluge of scrutiny over his $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
# Elon musk
Reports that Twitter Dublin staff can no longer work from home are 'false', says Musk
The Twitter CEO said remote working is ‘fine’ if staff members cannot be in the Dublin office.
# twitter blue
Twitter moves to curb fake accounts, suspends sign-ups for paid blue-check verification system
The U-turn is the latest of a string of chaotic developments at the social network.
# blue tick
Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
Workers who survived last week’s mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing uncertainty about their ability to keep Twitter running.
# Changing times
Elon Musk's first email to Twitter staff reportedly ends all remote working
Musk completed his $44 billion takeover of the social media platform nearly two weeks ago.
# Twitter
Elon Musk 'kills' new Twitter label mere hours after launch
Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden has said that Elon Musk’s ties with foreign countries were ‘worthy’ of scrutiny.
# twitter deal
'He's in for a block wall': Elon Musk must follow new EU online safety rules after Twitter sale
Musk’s actions since taking over Twitter have prompted warnings from the United Nations.