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# twitter - Friday 10 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,931 Views 15 Comments

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
# Roderic O'Gorman

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

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,358 Views 17 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

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

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,934 Views 47 Comments

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
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

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

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,624 Views 127 Comments

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 Notorious
From The42
# The Notorious

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

Jun 7th 2020, 8:14 AM 13,010 Views 42 Comments

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
# Executive Order
# Executive Order

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

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,914 Views 100 Comments

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
# US President
# US President

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

May 28th 2020, 7:46 AM 62,409 Views 132 Comments

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
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

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

May 27th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,546 Views 61 Comments

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
# GDPR
# GDPR

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

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,220 Views 4 Comments

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
# WFH

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

May 13th 2020, 8:04 AM 33,286 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Internet Money
# Internet Money

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

Apr 24th 2020, 4:32 PM 23,411 Views 20 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 8th 2020, 7:12 AM 33,374 Views 44 Comments

“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
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

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

Mar 19th 2020, 7:31 AM 6,955 Views 18 Comments

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
# Virtualparade
# Virtualparade

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

Mar 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,515 Views 36 Comments

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
# Twitter
# Twitter

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

Jan 13th 2020, 6:32 PM 27,553 Views 0 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Jan 4th 2020, 2:32 PM 30,621 Views 17 Comments

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
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

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

Dec 11th 2019, 7:50 PM 22,294 Views 24 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

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

Dec 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 10,194 Views 5 Comments

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
# Vernon Unsworth

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

Dec 4th 2019, 8:47 AM 16,710 Views 0 Comments

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
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

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

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,049 Views 146 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 22nd 2019, 12:43 PM 26,963 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Blocked
# Blocked

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

Nov 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 4,760 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Apology
# Apology

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

Nov 11th 2019, 10:59 AM 55,483 Views 15 Comments

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
# Threats
# Threats

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

Nov 8th 2019, 10:06 PM 23,123 Views 33 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

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

Nov 7th 2019, 7:29 AM 6,904 Views 3 Comments

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
# Transparency
# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,217 Views 12 Comments

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

# twitter - Saturday 2 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 7:04 PM 11,613 Views 15 Comments

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
# Political Ads
# Political Ads

Twitter announces it is banning all political advertisements

Oct 30th 2019, 8:20 PM 7,125 Views 18 Comments

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

# twitter - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
# Racism
# Racism

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family

Oct 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 45,316 Views 14 Comments

TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.

# twitter - Sunday 6 October, 2019

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

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

Oct 6th 2019, 8:09 PM 61,434 Views 25 Comments

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 Tweets
# Trump Tweets

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:10 AM 15,698 Views 89 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 28th 2019, 10:00 PM 9,827 Views 9 Comments

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
# Hack
# Hack

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked

Aug 30th 2019, 10:20 PM 17,925 Views 7 Comments

The hack happened earlier this evening.

# twitter - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 27th 2019, 3:25 PM 10,687 Views 9 Comments

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

# twitter - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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

Twitter agree to meet with Man United over Pogba racist abuse

Aug 21st 2019, 4:48 PM 5,567 Views 7 Comments

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
# Fake Accounts
# Fake Accounts

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

Aug 20th 2019, 11:34 AM 8,183 Views 78 Comments

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

# twitter - Thursday 8 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 8th 2019, 5:35 PM 9,409 Views 12 Comments

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
# Ana Kriegel Trial
# Ana Kriegel Trial

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

Jul 26th 2019, 12:01 PM 9,971 Views 0 Comments

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
# Face Off
# Face Off

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

Jul 18th 2019, 12:36 PM 49,223 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Twitter Storm
# Twitter Storm

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

Jul 14th 2019, 5:09 PM 48,069 Views 160 Comments

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