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# Twitter

Last week
21st May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Twitter
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.
# crashed
Ron DeSantis' disastrous campaign launch: Bad for the candidate, even worse for Elon Musk
“It’s just gonna keep crashing, huh?”
Last month
May 2023
# removed
Irish Times initiates review after it removes fake tan article over AI concerns
While the link to the article remains live, the text has been removed.
# verification
'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.
# Twitter
Elon Musk announces new Twitter CEO
NBC had said earlier in the day that advertising executive Linda Yaccarino was leaving with immediate effect.
# Twitter
Musk announces recruitment of new Twitter CEO
Musk did not name his replacement but said that she will be starting in about six weeks.
# tucker carlson
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to relaunch his show on Twitter
The reasons behind Carlson’s departure from Fox, where he hosted the network’s most popular talk show, have not yet been made clear by either party.
April 2023
# Courts
Eoghan Harris loses appeal against transfer of action against Aoife Moore
A judge dismissed Harris’ appeal against the Circuit Court’s decision to transfer his defamation action against Moore to the High Court.
# Social Media
Twitter, TikTok and Instagram to face much stricter content rules in EU
19 digital companies with tens of millions of users will have to up their regulation efforts in Europe from August.
# Twitter
Twitter ditching verified blue ticks actually matters - here's why
Twitter users can no longer be sure where their information is coming from.
# Social Media
Twitter changes: 'Govt-funded' labels dropped as Musk admits paying for some celeb blue ticks
The change appeared soon after Twitter began the mass removal of its blue ticks yesterday.
# bye bye baby blue
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.
# Twitter
RTÉ has 'no current plans' to follow other state broadcasters in quitting Twitter
PBS, NPR and CBC have all left Twitter in recent days.
# Social Media
Facebook parent company Meta and TikTok decline invite to Oireachtas committee
Twitter did not respond to the invite nor were they contactable by telephone.
# national public radio
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
# Twitter Layoffs
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.
# eviction ban
Justice minister slams 'disrespectful' tweet by Eoin Ó Broin of Gardaí edited into eviction scene
Government TDs and the head of a Garda representative body have criticised the TD for an edited image of Gardaí at a 19th-century eviction.
This year
# 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.
# Technical Difficulties
Twitter experiences major outage as users report difficulties opening links recorded a sharp spike in reported problems after 5pm today.
# Meta
Facebook and Instagram to introduce paid verification
The monthly subscription will cost the equivalent of €11.20, but it is unclear when the feature could be introduced in Ireland.
# For the birds
Twitter to put text messages for sign-in security behind paywall
From next month, only users paying for Twitter will be able to use texts for two-factor authentication.
# 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.
# 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’.
Last year
# Artem Lobov
Injunction judgement reserved over allegedly defamatory social media posts by Conor McGregor
Retired MMA fighter Artem Lobov claims that he has been the subject of a barrage of harassing and defamatory posts by McGregor.
# 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.
# Proper 12
Retired Russian MMA fighter sues Conor McGregor over allegedly defamatory Twitter posts
Artem Lobov claims the most damaging post about him is one where he is allegedly referred to by McGregor as being a ‘rat’.
# 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
# Silicon Valley
Ex-Twitter worker gets prison time for giving user information to Saudi regime
The man’s defence claimed he did nothing more than accept gifts from free-spending Saudis for simply doing his client management job.
# Twitter
Musk threatens legal action against Twitter account that tracked his private jet
The jet-tracking account was also suspended yesterday.
# its a hard knock life
Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world
He has been knocked from top spot by French billionaire Bernard Arnault.
# 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.
# barbara j pym
Judge makes disclosure orders in defamation action against Eoghan Harris over Twitter posts
The journalists claim that they have been the subject of many defamatory tweets.
# 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