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# twitter - Sunday 25 September, 2022

UK Police drop investigation into ‘online threat’ made to JK Rowling
# Harry Potter
# Harry Potter

UK Police drop investigation into ‘online threat’ made to JK Rowling

Sun 5:05 PM 17,158 Views 14 Comments

The author shared screenshots of a message from a user who had written ‘don’t worry you are next’ in response to her tweet about Salman Rushdie.

# twitter - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Twitter whistleblower appears before US Congress as shareholders back Musk buyout deal
# Peiter Zatko
# Peiter Zatko

Twitter whistleblower appears before US Congress as shareholders back Musk buyout deal

Sep 14th 2022, 8:12 AM 9,630 Views 1 Comment

The shareholder decision clears the way for the takeover to close, even as billionaire Elon Musk tries to exit it.

# twitter - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Whistleblower tells US congress Twitter is ‘plagued by weak cyber defences’
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Whistleblower tells US congress Twitter is ‘plagued by weak cyber defences’

Sep 13th 2022, 4:36 PM 7,894 Views 1 Comment

Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko told congress that Twitter is “misleading the public, lawmakers” and regulators.

# twitter - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Elon Musk's lawyers cite whistleblower in attempt to terminate $44 billion buyout of Twitter
# Twitter Bots
# Twitter Bots

Elon Musk's lawyers cite whistleblower in attempt to terminate $44 billion buyout of Twitter

Aug 30th 2022, 5:02 PM 6,574 Views 3 Comments

Zatko’s testimony props up Musk’s argument, referencing ‘extreme, egregious’ gaps in the platform’s online protections.

# twitter - Monday 29 August, 2022

Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower in bid to win buyout battle
# Peiter Zatko
# Peiter Zatko

Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower in bid to win buyout battle

Aug 29th 2022, 9:34 PM 19,000 Views 3 Comments

The Tesla boss hopes that allegations made by the former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko will bolster his case.

# twitter - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

Christopher Jullien leaves Celtic
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Christopher Jullien leaves Celtic

Aug 23rd 2022, 9:19 PM 8,545 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old French defender, who joined the Hoops from Toulouse in June 2019, has signed for Montpellier.

Irish Data Protection Commission in discussions with Twitter over security risk claims
# Twitter Security
# Twitter Security

Irish Data Protection Commission in discussions with Twitter over security risk claims

Aug 23rd 2022, 8:42 PM 9,248 Views 0 Comments

The Irish DPC is the watchdog for Twitter in Europe as the company has its regional headquarters in Dublin.

# twitter - Thursday 11 August, 2022

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation

Aug 11th 2022, 1:05 PM 9,827 Views 15 Comments

Most of the flagged posts were on Twitter.

# twitter - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, legal filings show
# Tesla
# Tesla

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, legal filings show

Aug 10th 2022, 7:43 AM 27,977 Views 11 Comments

Musk and Twitter are in a legal battle over his effort to walk away from the April agreement to buy the company.

# twitter - Friday 5 August, 2022

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit over abandoned $44 billion takeover
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit over abandoned $44 billion takeover

Aug 5th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,675 Views 0 Comments

In its own filing, Twitter rejected the billionaire’s argument, calling it “as implausible and contrary to fact as it sounds.”

# twitter - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Ronaldo and Maguire most abused Premier League players on Twitter - report
# Ofcom
From The42
# Ofcom

Ronaldo and Maguire most abused Premier League players on Twitter - report

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:11 PM 4,480 Views 1 Comment

Half of the almost 60,000 abusive tweets sent in the first half of last season were directed at just 12 individuals – eight from Manchester United.

# twitter - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Elon Musk countersues Twitter amid battle over abandoned $44 billion takeover
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Elon Musk countersues Twitter amid battle over abandoned $44 billion takeover

Jul 30th 2022, 7:47 AM 13,006 Views 0 Comments

A judge has ordered a five-day trial over Twitter’s lawsuit against Musk to begin on October 17.

# twitter - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Elon Musk and Twitter set to begin court proceedings over botched takeover in October
# Twitter
# Twitter

Elon Musk and Twitter set to begin court proceedings over botched takeover in October

Updated Jul 19th 2022, 6:26 PM 20,485 Views 22 Comments

Today’s hearing will be just the first step in what could be a lengthy legal fight.

# twitter - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Elon Musk wants to delay the start of a court battle with Twitter
# Push Back
# Push Back

Elon Musk wants to delay the start of a court battle with Twitter

Jul 16th 2022, 8:25 AM 18,905 Views 25 Comments

Twitter has called Musk’s exit strategy from a contract to buy the firm a “model of hypocrisy”.

# twitter - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Twitter sues to force Musk to complete his $44 billion acquisition
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter sues to force Musk to complete his $44 billion acquisition

Jul 12th 2022, 10:50 PM 21,384 Views 32 Comments

Mr Musk and Twitter have been bracing for a legal fight since the billionaire said on Friday he was backing away from his agreement.

# twitter - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Elon Musk says he is terminating $44 billion Twitter buyout deal
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Elon Musk says he is terminating $44 billion Twitter buyout deal

Jul 9th 2022, 7:14 AM 32,414 Views 21 Comments

Twitter said it will sue Mr Musk to complete the merger he just rejected, and is “confident” it will prevail.

# twitter - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Elon Musk's €41 billion bid to buy Twitter gets unanimous approval from shareholders
# World's Richest Man
# World's Richest Man

Elon Musk's €41 billion bid to buy Twitter gets unanimous approval from shareholders

Jun 21st 2022, 3:55 PM 11,251 Views 18 Comments

The Tesla chief executive bought 9.2% of the social media company in early April.

# twitter - Friday 17 June, 2022

Elon Musk addresses Twitter staff, targets 1 billion users and a website 'you can't live without'
# Takeover
# Takeover

Elon Musk addresses Twitter staff, targets 1 billion users and a website 'you can't live without'

Jun 17th 2022, 8:57 AM 20,766 Views 21 Comments

According to multiple reports, Musk also addressed possible layoffs at the company

# twitter - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Musk accuses Twitter of withholding data and threatens to withdraw bid
# Social Buy Up
# Social Buy Up

Musk accuses Twitter of withholding data and threatens to withdraw bid

Jun 7th 2022, 2:04 PM 9,817 Views 14 Comments

The mercurial Musk agreed a deal in late April to purchase Twitter.

# twitter - Friday 20 May, 2022

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

May 20th 2022, 6:39 PM 28,904 Views 0 Comments

Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, used the platform to respond to the allegation.

# twitter - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post
# Turkish Retweets
# Turkish Retweets

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post

May 18th 2022, 10:33 PM 30,789 Views 23 Comments

A tweet from the health minister yesterday racked up hundreds of retweets from accounts that appeared to be based in Turkey.

# twitter - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:40 AM 24,856 Views 19 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

# twitter - Friday 13 May, 2022

Elon Musk 'still committed' to $44 billion Twitter takeover despite putting deal 'on hold'
# Twitter Takeover
# Twitter Takeover

Elon Musk 'still committed' to $44 billion Twitter takeover despite putting deal 'on hold'

Updated May 13th 2022, 2:20 PM 23,712 Views 15 Comments

The Tesla chief executive tweeted the news this morning.

# twitter - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover
# Social Media
# Social Media

Twitter announces hiring freeze and top executives' exit ahead of Elon Musk takeover

May 12th 2022, 10:07 PM 19,650 Views 25 Comments

Musk’s $44-billion deal to buy Twitter was announced last month but still needs the backing of shareholders and regulators.

# twitter - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump
# Twitter
# Twitter

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 11th 2022, 7:06 AM 15,056 Views 35 Comments

Trump has stated publicly that he would not come back to Twitter if permitted.

# twitter - Monday 9 May, 2022

‘Very worst’ banned Twitter trolls rear up amid Elon Musk buyout bid
# Twitter
# Twitter

‘Very worst’ banned Twitter trolls rear up amid Elon Musk buyout bid

May 9th 2022, 8:00 AM 17,531 Views 3 Comments

For the past three years, volunteers have been monitoring 120 of the most persistent banned users who repeatedly ‘respawn’ profiles on the site.

# twitter - Saturday 7 May, 2022

US judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over Twitter ban
# California
# California

US judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over Twitter ban

May 7th 2022, 8:39 AM 20,613 Views 27 Comments

The judge said the suit’s argument that Twitter had “censored” Trump in violation of free speech rights was weak.

# twitter - Thursday 5 May, 2022

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion
# Social Media
# Social Media

President Higgins hits out at attempts of billionaires to control online discussion

May 5th 2022, 1:55 PM 18,193 Views 52 Comments

Billionaire Elon Musk last week began the process of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion.

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,739 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

# twitter - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay to use a social media platform?

May 4th 2022, 10:23 AM 36,524 Views 61 Comments

Governments and businesses may have to pay a fee to use Twitter in the future.

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
# Changes
# Changes

Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter

May 4th 2022, 9:39 AM 22,924 Views 17 Comments

The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.

# twitter - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
# The Good Fight
# The Good Fight

Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?

Apr 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 8,574 Views 17 Comments

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?

# twitter - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Former Twitter CEO accuses Musk of making site’s executive a ‘target of threats’
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Former Twitter CEO accuses Musk of making site’s executive a ‘target of threats’

Apr 28th 2022, 6:47 AM 16,341 Views 10 Comments

The world’s wealthiest person has been accused of ‘bullying’ Twitter’s senior executives.

# twitter - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Question marks hang over Elon Musk's plans after $44 billion Twitter takeover deal
# Known Unknowns
# Known Unknowns

Question marks hang over Elon Musk's plans after $44 billion Twitter takeover deal

Apr 26th 2022, 5:25 PM 16,513 Views 20 Comments

What has Musk said about his vision for the social media platform and what do experts think is actually going to happen?

EU warns Elon Musk that Twitter will still have to obey its new Big Tech laws
# Twitter
# Twitter

EU warns Elon Musk that Twitter will still have to obey its new Big Tech laws

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 12:30 PM 32,963 Views 45 Comments

It comes as Twitter founder Jack Dorsey welcomed Musk’s takeover, saying that “Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness.”

# twitter - Monday 25 April, 2022

Twitter confirms sale of company to Elon Musk for $44 billion
# Silly Money
# Silly Money

Twitter confirms sale of company to Elon Musk for $44 billion

Updated Apr 25th 2022, 8:44 PM 74,024 Views 82 Comments

Tesla CEO Musk said on Thursday he had secured funding to finance the purchase.

# twitter - Friday 22 April, 2022

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science
# Earth Day
# Earth Day

Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:55 PM 11,021 Views 40 Comments

“Now more than ever, meaningful climate action, from all of us, is critical,” Twitter global sustainability manager Casey Junod said.

# twitter - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

The Twittering classes: Elon Musk's $43 billion bid and Twitter's 'poison pill'
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

The Twittering classes: Elon Musk's $43 billion bid and Twitter's 'poison pill'

Apr 19th 2022, 11:33 AM 13,749 Views 12 Comments

Twitter co-founder and board member Jack Dorsey has signalled his unhappiness with the board’s handling of the situation.

# twitter - Friday 15 April, 2022

Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of breaking law while buying Twitter stock
# New York
# New York

Lawsuit accuses Elon Musk of breaking law while buying Twitter stock

Apr 15th 2022, 11:06 AM 24,570 Views 5 Comments

The complainant has accused Musk of violating a regulatory deadline to reveal he had accumulated a stake of at least 5%.

# twitter - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for more than $41 billion
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for more than $41 billion

Apr 14th 2022, 12:50 PM 29,722 Views 50 Comments

Musk previously turned down an opportunity to join the Twitter board late last week

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