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# Twitter

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2022
# Artem Lobov
Injunction judgement reserved over allegedly defamatory social media posts by Conor McGregor
Retired MMA fighter Artem Lobov claims that he has been the subject of a barrage of harassing and defamatory posts by McGregor.
# Poll
Musk says he will step down as Twitter chief once he finds 'someone foolish enough to take job'
More than 57% of users who voted in a Twitter poll Musk posted on Sunday night said he should step down.
# Proper 12
Retired Russian MMA fighter sues Conor McGregor over allegedly defamatory Twitter posts
Artem Lobov claims the most damaging post about him is one where he is allegedly referred to by McGregor as being a ‘rat’.
# Twitter
Irish senior executive settles High Court case with Twitter over Elon Musk email
McSweeney claimed that she was treated as though she had resigned because she didn’t respond to an e-mail sent to all Twitter employees by Elon Musk
# Twitter
Future policy-related polls will only be open for Twitter Blue subscribers, Musk indicates
Twitter Blue is a paid-for subscription which allows anyone to buy a blue tick verified badge for their account.
# should i stay or should i go?
Twitter users vote to oust Elon Musk as CEO
Musk tweeted the 12-hour poll at 11.20pm last night.
# Twitter
Twitter to ban users from posting links to rival social platforms
It’s the latest controversial move by the company and its new owner Elon Musk.
# Twitter
Musk restores some suspended Twitter accounts of journalists
Musk’s move to suspend the accounts drew sharp criticism from media organisations, the EU and the UN.
# suspended
CNN's @Donie among multiple Twitter accounts suspended after reporting about Elon Musk
Twitter did not say why the reporters’ accounts were suspended.
Among those suspended is CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.
The New York Times said it wanted answers from Twitter regarding the "questionable" suspension of journalists.
Some of the journalists had been tweeting about Twitter shutting down an account that tracked flights of Musk's private jet.
Musk threatens legal action against Twitter account that tracked his private jet
Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world
# Silicon Valley
Ex-Twitter worker gets prison time for giving user information to Saudi regime
The man’s defence claimed he did nothing more than accept gifts from free-spending Saudis for simply doing his client management job.
# Twitter
Musk threatens legal action against Twitter account that tracked his private jet
The jet-tracking account was also suspended yesterday.
# its a hard knock life
Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world
He has been knocked from top spot by French billionaire Bernard Arnault.
# blue tick
Musk relaunches Twitter Blue subscription service after fake account fiasco
The subscription service costs $8 per month for users accessing Twitter on the web and $11 if signing up on an Apple device.
# blue checkmark
Twitter relaunching subscriber service after debacle
The blue checkmark was originally given to companies, celebrities, government entities and journalists verified by the platform.
# barbara j pym
Judge makes disclosure orders in defamation action against Eoghan Harris over Twitter posts
The journalists claim that they have been the subject of many defamatory tweets.
# Twitter
Macron and Musk meet for ‘honest discussion’ amid Twitter hate speech concerns
The French leader criticised the billionaire the day prior over Twitter’s relaxation of content moderation policies.
# Kanye West
Kanye West kicked off Twitter by Musk for 'incitement to violence'
“I like Hitler,” Ye said several times during his appearance on Infowars
# Twitter
Elon Musk says Twitter clash with Apple a 'misunderstanding'
‘We resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store,’ Musk tweeted.
# Twitter
Twitter must comply with new rules or risk ban from EU, official says
Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner for digital policy, held a video call with Elon Musk.
# Twitter
Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position
The executive said she was treated as a former employee for not replying to an email sent by Musk to all staff.
# Twitter
Twitter lifts policy intended to prevent spread of Covid misinformation
As of September of this year, Twitter had suspended 11,230 accounts under the policy.
# Tech wars
Twitter owner Elon Musk signals new 'war' against Apple
Musk tweeted that Apple has “threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why”.
Voices
Twitter employee: 'Our jobs are gone but we hope EU and UK law will protect us'
One former employee says staff are gutted – ‘after 14 interviews in 11 months, I had finally found my dream job’.
# Courts
Senior Dublin-based Twitter executive secures injunction preventing her dismissal
The order was secured by Sinead McSweeney, who is Twitter’s global vice president for public policy.
# Twitter
Elon Musk granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts
The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements.
# Didier Reynders
EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit
The Commissioner will also meet with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.
# twitter blue
Musk delays launch of paid verification on Twitter for a second time
Musk did not give a date for the relaunch, which was previously scheduled for 29 November.
# Twitter
Trump's Twitter account reappears after Elon Musk poll
Trump said he would not return to the popular platform but instead remain on his own network, Truth Social.
# Twitter
Treatment of Twitter Dublin staff over layoffs 'unacceptable', says Taoiseach
Some 140 members of the company’s Dublin workforce are to be let go.
Voices
Posting through it: The deepening absurdity of online billionaire behaviour
No amount of money can stop you from being cringe on the internet, writes Carl Kinsella.
Voices
Twitter's survival is about more than just Elon Musk getting his way - here's why
Twitter has been shaken to its core since Elon Musk acquired it – does it matter?
# redundancies
Varadkar: Around 140 redundancies so far at Twitter in Ireland
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announced that they layoffs were confirmed with the Department of Enterprise.
# Your Say
Poll: Which social media platform do you spend the most time on?
Let us know.
# Twitter
Musk says he's 'not super worried' as #RIPTwitter trends and more employees quit
Hundreds of staff are reported to have rejected Elon Musk’s invitation to sign up to “intense” work on a “hardcore” Twitter.
Concerns have been raised that the platform could struggle to stay online as many people tasked with its maintenance leave the company.
#RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitter have been trending on the platform as users also consider leaving the site.
The Twitter CEO tweeted that he was not worried about the resignations as "the best people are staying."
Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
# difficult 2024 path
Donald Trump's third White House run is littered with new obstacles of his own making
The former president faces several legal battles, as well as stiff competition from fellow Republicans.
# Amazon
No job cuts expected at Amazon Ireland despite reports of lay-offs, Varadkar says
The tech giant is set to axe up to 10,000 workers from its global operation.
# ultimatum
Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
Employees have until tomorrow to choose if they want to stay in or leave the company.
# Elon musk
Musk's Tesla compensation trial begins in US court
The court date landed as Musk is facing a deluge of scrutiny over his $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
# Elon musk
Reports that Twitter Dublin staff can no longer work from home are 'false', says Musk
The Twitter CEO said remote working is ‘fine’ if staff members cannot be in the Dublin office.
# twitter blue
Twitter moves to curb fake accounts, suspends sign-ups for paid blue-check verification system
The U-turn is the latest of a string of chaotic developments at the social network.