We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

# Twitter

Last month
June 2024
X-ed: Likes are becoming private on the site formerly known as Twitter
How Ireland's non-white election candidates are targeted with misinformation and racist abuse
This year
The disinfluencers: How over 150 anonymous 'Irish' accounts are swamping X with extreme views
The accounts could be part of a wider ‘influence operation’ in Ireland.
An analysis of anonymous accounts on the platform formerly known as Twitter found a potential 'influence operation' ahead of the June elections.
Some accounts showed signs of being operated by non-Irish users, despite claiming to be Irish and posting almost exclusively about Irish political issues.
X policy states that accounts should not "pose as someone who doesn’t exist to mislead others". is now, officially, a thing of the past
Meta to tell politicians that app stores should be responsible for age verification
Fake ad data Tánaiste obtained from Google through court order being 'forensically analysed'
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
Man who hacked Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Twitter account sentenced to 150 hours community service
A former parliamentary assistant to Flanagan admitted to sending the post in the early hours of 28 September, 2020.
Debunked: Chart used to criticise Dublin actually shows ranking for homelessness services
Bank of Ireland warns of fake articles designed to 'steal customers' money' with crypto scams
Arrested, disgraced, injured: Cryptocurrency scams promote hoax stories about Irish celebrities
Have you seen spam ads appear on your social feeds?
One scam recently came about after a hacking of an Indian politician's Meta account.
The Journal understands the account was compromised by hackers who launched more than 50 ad campaigns.
Celebrity scam ads appear on Facebook and after less than a minute of scrolling through main feeds.
Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk for almost $130 million in unpaid severance
Man admits hacking Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's Twitter account
Debunked: The Irish Muslim Council has not put up stickers advocating for ‘Sharia Law’
How Elon Musk has courted Ireland's far-right by taking aim at the government's hate speech laws
Meta would only meet politicians if Oireachtas hearing was private (but here's what they said anyway)
Why X has moved to block searches for Taylor Swift after an AI-related controversy
Posts targeting migrants remained online during riots despite 5pm plea from online safety tsar
Niamh Hodnett was appointed last year to fight harmful content online.
Niamh Hodnett contacted major social media firms on evening of 23 November to warn about potential for violence.
Posts calling for migrants to be "killed" were shared on social platforms as riots unfolded.
Immigrant Council of Ireland warned about the proliferation of such posts and called for posters to be investigated.
Debunked: Hoax ads featuring Alastair Campbell on the Late Late Show have proliferated on
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Senior Irish-based X employee files High Court case against Elon Musk
Last year
Taoiseach and Tánaiste both express concerns over X after report on how it moderates content
Social media platform X back online after global outage
EU launches probe into Elon Musk's X over disinformation related to 7 October Hamas attack
Threads, Meta's rival to Elon Musk's X, now available in Ireland
Elon Musk's X sues American media monitoring site in Irish court
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
Elon Musk's X sues media non-profit over portrayal of site as full of antisemitism
Major analysis shows how Irish disinformation ecosystem has been 'co-opted by far-right actors'
Advertisers drop X after Elon Musk backs antisemitic post
IBM pulls ads from X after report says they appeared next to antisemitic posts
X fails to pay fine in Australia over not detailing plans to combat child sexual abuse content
Quiz: How much do you know about Twitter?
Poll: Would you pay for Twitter/X?
Musk's X begins charging some new users for basic features
How X, formerly Twitter, is platforming a deluge of misinformation about the Israel-Hamas war
EU warns Musk X spreading 'illegal' disinformation after Hamas attack
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Margaret Lynch
X, formerly known as Twitter, strips headlines from news articles shared by users