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# 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

From The42 Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again) The Notorious

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 WFH

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.

# twitter - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

# twitter - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 VAR controversy at the fore again as Premier League explain controversial Firmino decision Confusion

VAR controversy at the fore again as Premier League explain controversial Firmino decision

Liverpool saw a goal ruled out in their match with Aston Villa earlier.

# twitter - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Twitter announces it is banning all political advertisements

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the change in policy this evening.

# twitter - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

# twitter - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From The42 South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row Dispute

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

# twitter - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Trump says Democrats wasting time on 'bulls**t' as impeachment gathers pace

Trump sent a series of angry tweets after Democrats vowed to summons the White House to produce documents this week.

# twitter - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From The42 'We've got to be proud to be black': Sterling defends team-mate Silva after tweet controversy Man City

'We've got to be proud to be black': Sterling defends team-mate Silva after tweet controversy

The Portugal international’s post attracted criticism but Sterling doesn’t think any harm was meant.

# twitter - Friday 30 August, 2019

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked

The hack happened earlier this evening.

# twitter - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

From The42 FAI chief Mooney says he was unaware of €300,000 walk payments Claim

FAI chief Mooney says he was unaware of €300,000 walk payments

The former Cork City goalkeeper was appointed general manager of the John Giles Foundation in 2010.

# twitter - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

From The42 Twitter agree to meet with Man United over Pogba racist abuse Social Media

Twitter agree to meet with Man United over Pogba racist abuse

Representatives from Kick It Out will also be present, in light of the French midfielder being subjected to racism online this week.

# twitter - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

# twitter - Thursday 8 August, 2019

From The42 'I'm coming home' - Andy Carroll returns to Newcastle after 8-year absence Local Hero

'I'm coming home' - Andy Carroll returns to Newcastle after 8-year absence

The striker, a free agent after his release by West Ham, has returned to Tyneside after eight years away from the club

# twitter - Friday 26 July, 2019

Injunction against Facebook and Twitter following Ana Kriegel trial to remain until November

The court was told that the issues continue to be monitored and both companies have been ‘wholeheartedly cooperating’.

# twitter - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Privacy concerns raised over app that makes you look older through artificial technology

FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to make you look older or younger.

# twitter - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Trump tells liberal congresswomen to go fix the 'crime-infested places from which they came'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of wanting to “make America white again”.

# twitter - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups

The social media giant now bans posts that liken religious groups to rats, viruses or maggots.

President Trump can't block critics from his Twitter account, US court rules

The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court judge who said Trump violates the Constitution when he blocks his critics.

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