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# 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 20,162 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 69,203 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 15,031 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 48,672 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 48,298 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 18,674 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 12,976 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 20,756 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 10,570 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 13,827 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 29,355 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 6,480 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 9,606 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 48,600 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 67,275 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 30,448 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 127,091 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 92,493 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 24,885 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 32,144 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 83,774 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 36,858 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 8,574 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 90,284 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 29,536 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 95,933 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 20,672 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 104,861 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.

# twitter - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,559 Views 91 Comments

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
# Twitter
# Twitter

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

Sep 28th 2020, 11:05 PM 71,092 Views 0 Comments

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

# twitter - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

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

Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe

Aug 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 17,777 Views 16 Comments

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
# Top Tweets
# Top Tweets

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Aug 6th 2020, 7:37 PM 14,954 Views 8 Comments

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,236 Views 89 Comments

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
# Bitcoin Hack
# Bitcoin Hack

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

Aug 5th 2020, 9:30 AM 18,448 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

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

Aug 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 18,537 Views 13 Comments

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
# Hacked
# Hacked

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

Aug 1st 2020, 7:24 AM 15,619 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Banned
# Banned

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

Jul 31st 2020, 5:18 PM 88,324 Views 0 Comments

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
# Online
# Online

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

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,057 Views 26 Comments

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
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Jul 18th 2020, 3:33 PM 19,916 Views 17 Comments

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

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