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# twitter - Friday 17 September, 2021

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Fri 2:15 PM 24,679 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

# twitter - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse
# Blocked
# Blocked

Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse

Sep 1st 2021, 10:45 PM 8,757 Views 10 Comments

The social media giant has begun testing the new tool with a small group of users.

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
# Twitter
# Twitter

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 40,893 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

# twitter - Monday 16 August, 2021

Alleged homophobic chanting at Norwich's Billy Gilmour condemned
# Unacceptable
From The42
# Unacceptable

Alleged homophobic chanting at Norwich's Billy Gilmour condemned

Aug 16th 2021, 4:52 PM 15,887 Views 15 Comments

The abuse is alleged to have taken place during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.

# twitter - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it
# No Regrets
From The42
# No Regrets

Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it

Aug 14th 2021, 4:14 PM 9,773 Views 0 Comments

Madeline Groves, who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics, stunned her teammates when she pulled out of the Australian trials.

# twitter - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

UK ‘by far’ main origin of racist posts after Euro 2020 final
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

UK ‘by far’ main origin of racist posts after Euro 2020 final

Aug 10th 2021, 4:36 PM 4,069 Views 3 Comments

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were abused after missing penalties.

# twitter - Monday 26 July, 2021

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Jul 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 63,721 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

# twitter - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 35,964 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

# twitter - Monday 12 July, 2021

Over 1,000 tweets removed following 'abhorrent racist abuse' of England players
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

Over 1,000 tweets removed following 'abhorrent racist abuse' of England players

Jul 12th 2021, 1:00 PM 29,069 Views 41 Comments

Facebook said it has also removed comments and accounts “directing abuse at England’s footballers”.

# twitter - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Twitter 'troll' to pay BBC's Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Twitter 'troll' to pay BBC's Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages

Jul 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 44,568 Views 0 Comments

Nolan, who presents regular shows on BBC Radio Ulster and Radio 5 Live, tracked down the individual who was behind the online campaign.

# twitter - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'
# Navalny
# Navalny

Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'

Jun 10th 2021, 10:43 AM 5,778 Views 6 Comments

The group, led by critic Alexei Nalvalny, was recently branded an extremist group by a court in Moscow.

# twitter - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
# Banned
# Banned

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules

Jun 5th 2021, 6:46 PM 20,204 Views 19 Comments

The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.

# twitter - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,485 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

# twitter - Friday 14 May, 2021

Two journalists sue Twitter and former Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris over allegedly defamatory tweets
# Courts
# Courts

Two journalists sue Twitter and former Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris over allegedly defamatory tweets

May 14th 2021, 5:07 PM 15,096 Views 0 Comments

The actions have been brought by Allison Morris of the Belfast Telegraph and Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner.

# twitter - Friday 7 May, 2021

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account
# Barbara J Pym
# Barbara J Pym

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account

May 7th 2021, 6:33 PM 48,724 Views 0 Comments

Harris says there were “about six people” involved in the ‘Barbara J. Pym’ account.

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

May 7th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,391 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

# twitter - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 18,842 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

# twitter - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,023 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

# twitter - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

‘Just setting up my twttr’: Twitter CEO sells first-ever tweet for more than €2 million
# Digital Token
# Digital Token

‘Just setting up my twttr’: Twitter CEO sells first-ever tweet for more than €2 million

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:18 AM 20,782 Views 15 Comments

The proceeds from the bidding war have been donated to charity.

# twitter - Friday 19 March, 2021

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,578 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

# twitter - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content
# Banned Content
# Banned Content

Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Mar 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,830 Views 15 Comments

The social media platform has been widely used by backers of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

# twitter - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Twitter founder's first tweet draws $2 million bid at auction
# Blockchain Technology
# Blockchain Technology

Twitter founder's first tweet draws $2 million bid at auction

Mar 7th 2021, 11:40 AM 29,369 Views 30 Comments

“just setting up my twttr,” Jack Dorsey tweeted on 21 March 2006.

# twitter - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:19 AM 6,495 Views 13 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

# twitter - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
# Super Followers
# Super Followers

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

Feb 25th 2021, 10:02 PM 9,618 Views 10 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

# twitter - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Ireland and Brighton striker Aaron Connolly deletes Twitter account after online abuse
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# TAKING ACTION

Ireland and Brighton striker Aaron Connolly deletes Twitter account after online abuse

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:08 PM 48,672 Views 24 Comments

It is the latest in a series of similar controversies in football.

# twitter - Friday 22 January, 2021

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'
# Soleimani
# Soleimani

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 2:28 PM 67,363 Views 48 Comments

The post warned of payback for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant.

# twitter - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy

Jan 12th 2021, 8:06 AM 30,464 Views 62 Comments

The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.

# twitter - Monday 11 January, 2021

Angela Merkel sees Trump's Twitter suspension as 'problematic'
# Twitter
# Twitter

Angela Merkel sees Trump's Twitter suspension as 'problematic'

Jan 11th 2021, 4:36 PM 127,156 Views 102 Comments

The chancellor’s spokesperson said freedom of opinion should be intervened in within the framework defined by legislators.

# twitter - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account due to risk of more violence
# Gone
# Gone

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account due to risk of more violence

Updated Jan 9th 2021, 7:12 AM 92,538 Views 250 Comments

The social media giant also deleted tweets sent from the US presidential Twitter account after the ban.

# twitter - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,895 Views 0 Comments

Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
# Banned
# Banned

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,161 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

# twitter - Friday 1 January, 2021

Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy
# Abuse
From The42
# Abuse

Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy

Jan 1st 2021, 8:08 PM 83,797 Views 80 Comments

The former England international received a barrage of abusive messages after her comments about the club.

# twitter - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Ar mhuin na éan: How the TG4 Twitter account became a hit
# Go Tobann
# Go Tobann

Ar mhuin na éan: How the TG4 Twitter account became a hit

Dec 26th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,903 Views 17 Comments

TG4 has taken a distinctive approach for their social media presence: have the craic.

# twitter - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Trump's Twitter account was hacked in October, Dutch prosecutors claim despite denials from Washington
# Hack
# Hack

Trump's Twitter account was hacked in October, Dutch prosecutors claim despite denials from Washington

Dec 16th 2020, 9:50 PM 20,290 Views 6 Comments

Both the White House and Twitter have strenuously denied reports that the account had been hacked.

# twitter - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach

Dec 15th 2020, 11:06 AM 8,616 Views 5 Comments

It’s the first time a big tech company has been penalised under GDPR rules.

# twitter - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Paul Mescal's 'I'm Irish' correction of UK media was the most 'liked' tweet on Irish Twitter this year
# Reeling In The Tweets
# Reeling In The Tweets

Paul Mescal's 'I'm Irish' correction of UK media was the most 'liked' tweet on Irish Twitter this year

Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 90,419 Views 29 Comments

The hotshot actor literally won Twitter.

# twitter - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,537 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# twitter - Friday 6 November, 2020

Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded
# Steve Bannon
# Steve Bannon

Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded

Nov 6th 2020, 7:53 AM 95,995 Views 56 Comments

Bannon suggested that Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded “as a warning to federal bureaucrats”.

# twitter - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts
# United States
# United States

Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts

Oct 14th 2020, 7:32 AM 20,676 Views 31 Comments

Twitter suspended the identified profiles because they were deceiving users about their intention and their identity.

# twitter - Monday 5 October, 2020

'I feel better than I did 20 years ago': Trump set to leave hospital
# US Election
# US Election

'I feel better than I did 20 years ago': Trump set to leave hospital

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 10:55 PM 104,880 Views 93 Comments

The US President sent 15 block-capital tweets in 30 minutes today, followed by a later tweet about yesterday’s waving to supporters.

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