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# twitter - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts

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

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

# twitter - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

# twitter - Monday 28 September, 2020

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan says Twitter account was compromised after comment about Saoirse McHugh

The tweet in question was deleted but several screengrabs of the tweet and the comment were shared online today.

# twitter - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

From The42 Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe Sorry

Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe

The social media network is understood to have also apologised to the club.

# twitter - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# twitter - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court

A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked including those of Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.

# twitter - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

# twitter - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

# twitter - Friday 31 July, 2020

Twitter permanently suspends Gemma O'Doherty's account over 'repeated violations'

The social media giant said these included violations of its abusive behaviour and sensitive media policies.

# twitter - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# twitter - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

More than $100,000 (€87,000) worth of the virtual currency was sent to email addresses mentioned in the tweets

# twitter - Thursday 16 July, 2020

'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack

High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.

# twitter - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack

The hack appears to suggest that those who donate bitcoins will have their donation doubled and returned.

# twitter - Friday 10 July, 2020

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

# twitter - Monday 6 July, 2020

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

# twitter - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

# twitter - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# twitter - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

# twitter - Friday 29 May, 2020

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

# twitter - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Donald Trump to sign executive order about social media, after his tweets were flagged

Trump tweeted that more mail-in voting would lead to a “rigged election” in November. The US President votes by mail-in voting.

# twitter - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

# twitter - Friday 22 May, 2020

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

Fines for breaches of GDPR can reach €20 million or up to 4% of a company’s turnover for the previous year.

# twitter - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Twitter says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish

Twitter’s EMEA headquarters are in Dublin where the company employees about 200 people.

# twitter - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

# twitter - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges over €900 million for Covid-19 relief effort

“Why now? The needs are increasingly urgent, and I want to see the impact in my lifetime,” Dorsey said.

# twitter - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

# twitter - Sunday 15 March, 2020

St Patrick's Day parades may be cancelled over Covid-19, but they're 'going virtual' for the occasion

A campaign online is encouraging those left disappointed by the cancelled parades to still share their stories and images online this Tuesday.

# twitter - Monday 13 January, 2020

Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears

A pretrial motion was mentioned before the High Court today.

# twitter - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video

Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.

# twitter - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

# twitter - Monday 9 December, 2019

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year

And of course, Irish Twitter talked a lot about Brexit too.

# twitter - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears

Vernon Unsworth is suing the co-founder of Tesla for defamation after the billionaire said in a since-deleted tweeted that he was a “pedo”.

# twitter - Monday 25 November, 2019

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

# twitter - Friday 22 November, 2019

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

# twitter - Friday 15 November, 2019

Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'

The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.

# twitter - Monday 11 November, 2019

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'

The tweets, which were posted in 2011, used words such as “knacker” and “Traveller” in a derogatory manner.

# twitter - Friday 8 November, 2019

Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe

The whistleblower’s lawyers have said their client’s personal safety is at risk following threats.

# twitter - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard

Prosecutors allege the Saudi government was behind the recruitment of the spies.

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