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Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Senior Irish-based X employee who liked tweets critical of Elon Musk halts disciplinary process
X, previously known as Twitter, attempted to have a disciplinary hearing with the employee this afternoon.
Elon Musk's plans to charge everyone for Twitter send users running for Bluesky
Bluesky saw record sign-ups in the wake of Musk’s latest announcement.
Musk moots Twitter paywall that could charge users 'small monthly fee'
Musk said charging all users would help cut down the number of bots.
This month
September 2023
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship to remain grounded after explosion probe
The company must comply to prevent a repeat of the spectacular explosion that marred its first orbital test flight.
Last month
August 2023
The European Union's tough new laws on social media content have officially come into force
Platforms with at least 45 million monthly active users will be subjected to fulfil every new obligation.
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg cage fight to take place in Rome at 'epic location'
‘Everything in camera frame will be ancient Rome’, Musk tweeted.
'Send me location': What do we know about the cage fight between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk?
The two tech moguls have both said they are willing to fight, but no date is set as of yet
X's subscription service, formerly Twitter Blue, now allows users to hide their blue ticks
The blue checks have been mocked by some as a sign that the user is willing to pay for special treatment.
Flashing X sign removed from the former Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters
The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection said on Monday it had received 24 complaints about the structure.
July 2023
San Francisco warns Musk he needs permit for giant, flashing X sign
Local residents complained about the flashing lights emitting from the sign at night.
X-plainer: Why is Elon Musk renaming Twitter and what is his obsession with the letter X?
The Space X and Tesla boss has announced that Twitter is being rebranded as ‘X’.
X lives: Twitter's CEO says rebrand 'is here' and Elon Musk changes bio to
Tweeting a picture of the company’s new logo this morning, Twitter’s CEO said “X is here! Let’s do this.”
Elon Musk shares plans to replace Twitter bird logo with an X
Larry the Bird has been Twitter’s logo since its creation in 2006.
Elon Musk says Twitter is losing cash due to heavy debt and drop in advertising
In April, the billionaire said most of the advertisers who left had returned and the company might become cash flow positive in the second quarter.
Elon Musk launches xAI, his new artificial intelligence startup
Musk was a co-founder and early funder of OpenAI.
Musk threatens to sue Meta after it launches Twitter rival Threads
In a letter, Elon Musk’s lawyer accused the company of “unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”.
Meta launches Twitter rival Threads but its introduction in Europe is 'many months' away
’10 million sign ups in seven hours,’ Zuckerberg wrote on his official Threads account.
Bluesky, Threads, and the latest threats to Twitter
Twitter is the only thing that does what it does… But not for much longer.
Twitter imposes temporary cap on viewing tweets
CEO Elon Musk said the limit was in response to ‘extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation’.
This year
Elon Musk has 'ambivalent' stance on misinformation and harassment, ex-Twitter safety chief claims
Yoel Roth, who left the company in the wake of Musk’s takeover, made the claims today.
FactFind: What is the Pandemic Treaty? And will it erode national sovereignty?
The first 50 results on Twitter for “pandemic treaty” rail against it, claiming it wrests control of the food supply, or that the UN will arrest and forcibly vaccinate people.
Debunked: Fake Tommy Tiernan interview with Eamon Ryan is part of a cryptocurrency fraud network
“We just got an urgent call from the Bank of Ireland. They demand to stop this broadcast right this second…”
Twitter to quit EU disinformation code, European sources say
The voluntary pact contains over three dozen pledges such as better cooperation with fact-checkers and not promoting actors distributing disinformation.
Ron DeSantis' disastrous campaign launch: Bad for the candidate, even worse for Elon Musk
“It’s just gonna keep crashing, huh?”
Ron DeSantis ‘to announce 2024 US presidential bid on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk’
Ron DeSantis has long been seen as Donald Trump’s leading rival for the Republican nomination.
US Virgin Islands says it cannot find Elon Musk to serve subpoena over Epstein case
The US Virgin Islands wants to serve Elon Musk a subpoena in a lawsuit involving JPMorgan Chase on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein.
'Alarm bells' should be sounding over Musk's sudden Twitter changes, EBU boss says
‘If you start arbitrarily putting new levels on what is or isn’t trusted, then I think that’s bad for democracy,’ said Noel Curran.
Elon Musk announces new Twitter CEO
NBC had said earlier in the day that advertising executive Linda Yaccarino was leaving with immediate effect.
Musk announces recruitment of new Twitter CEO
Musk did not name his replacement but said that she will be starting in about six weeks.
Harris takes aim at Elon Musk and Donald Trump Jr during defence of Govt's hate speech bill
There have been concerns raised about Section 10 of the proposed legislation by the ICCL.
Twitter ditching verified blue ticks actually matters - here's why
Twitter users can no longer be sure where their information is coming from.
Twitter's famous blue ticks start vanishing across the platform
The blue checkmark was originally given to companies, celebrities, government entities and journalists verified by the platform.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship explodes minutes after test launch of world's biggest rocket
Starship did not separate correctly from its second stage and exploded.
RTÉ has 'no current plans' to follow other state broadcasters in quitting Twitter
PBS, NPR and CBC have all left Twitter in recent days.
Elon Musk's SpaceX postpones launch of mammoth Starship rocket
The rocket was due to blast off from Starbase, the SpaceX spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas this afternoon.
US broadcaster NPR leaves Twitter over new 'government-funded' labels
National Public Radio is quitting Twitter over the social media company’s recent actions to stamp it with labels
Elon Musk tells BBC nearly 8,000 Twitter employees were laid off since his acquisition
Elon Musk said Twitter laid off “nearly 8,000″ employees since he took over as CEO, in an interview with the BBC.
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.
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.
Elon Musk’s brain implant company investigated over ‘unsafe’ shipping methods
Neuralink is one of many organisations working on linking brains to computers.