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This week
26th November 2023 - 29th November 2023
Elon Musk visits Israel amid growing accusations of antisemitism on his social media platform X
Musk today met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he toured a kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas on 7 October.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Elon Musk's X sues media non-profit over portrayal of site as full of antisemitism
X said Media Matters is driving advertisers away from the platform formerly known as Twitter by portraying it as rife with antisemitic content.
This month
November 2023
Advertisers drop X after Elon Musk backs antisemitic post
Apple, Disney, IBM, Comcast and Lionsgate Entertainment are among the companies pausing advertising on the platform.
IBM pulls ads from X after report says they appeared next to antisemitic posts
The European Commission also said that it is pausing its advertising on X today.
X fails to pay fine in Australia over not detailing plans to combat child sexual abuse content
Elon Musk’s social media platform was given until the end of October to pay the fine.
Last month
October 2023
Quiz: How much do you know about Twitter?
Or X, if you really must.
Musk's X begins charging some new users for basic features
New users in certain countries who decline to pay the fee will have access limited to a “read only” version of the site.
How X, formerly Twitter, is platforming a deluge of misinformation about the Israel-Hamas war
Misinformation spread rapidly on the Elon Musk-owned site, including claims relating to Ireland’s stance on the conflict.
X, formerly known as Twitter, strips headlines from news articles shared by users
Instead of seeing a headline along with a picture, users now see only a picture with a small watermark.
This year
Senior Irish-based X employee who liked tweets critical of Elon Musk halts disciplinary process
X, previously known as Twitter, attempted to have a disciplinary hearing with the employee this afternoon.
Musk moots Twitter paywall that could charge users 'small monthly fee'
Musk said charging all users would help cut down the number of bots.
Twitter paid out €12.7 million to redundant Dublin employees since Musk purchase
Musk acquired Twitter last October and within weeks, Twitter confirmed that 140 employees at the Dublin base were being made redundant.
'Send me location': What do we know about the cage fight between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk?
The two tech moguls have both said they are willing to fight, but no date is set as of yet
X's subscription service, formerly Twitter Blue, now allows users to hide their blue ticks
The blue checks have been mocked by some as a sign that the user is willing to pay for special treatment.
Flashing X sign removed from the former Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters
The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection said on Monday it had received 24 complaints about the structure.
San Francisco warns Musk he needs permit for giant, flashing X sign
Local residents complained about the flashing lights emitting from the sign at night.
X lives: Twitter's CEO says rebrand 'is here' and Elon Musk changes bio to
Tweeting a picture of the company’s new logo this morning, Twitter’s CEO said “X is here! Let’s do this.”
All time
Arrears, medical cards, job loss: What people sought advice for online in 2013
Advice websites run by the Citizens Information Board, such as and all saw an increase in traffic.
Column: The Fine Gael revolt against abortion 'liberalisation' is misguided. Here's why.
The expert group on abortion isn’t looking to loosen the rules about abortion – merely to give effect to what the constitution already says, writes Fiona de Londras.