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# Twitter

This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
It was reported yesterday that gardaí are now examining social media posts as they attempt to trace some of those involved in the events.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 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.
Major analysis shows how Irish disinformation ecosystem has been 'co-opted by far-right actors'
Groups that grew during the pandemic changed their targets in recent years.
Last 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.
October 2023
Quiz: How much do you know about Twitter?
Or X, if you really must.
Poll: Would you pay for Twitter/X?
Have your say.
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.
EU warns Musk X spreading 'illegal' disinformation after Hamas attack
EU commissioner Thierry Breton said there are indications the platform is being used to ‘disseminate illegal content and disinformation’.
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Margaret Lynch looks at the effects influencers are having on her personally and her style of parenting.
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.
Elon Musk's plans to charge everyone for Twitter send users running for Bluesky
Bluesky saw record sign-ups in the wake of Musk’s latest announcement.
Musk moots Twitter paywall that could charge users 'small monthly fee'
Musk said charging all users would help cut down the number of bots.
Debunked: Fake government letter used to spread rumour of Ukrainians being extradited to fight
Other forgeries pushing the same narrative have been spread by eastern European pro-Kremlin groups.
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.
The European Union's tough new laws on social media content have officially come into force
Platforms with at least 45 million monthly active users will be subjected to fulfil every new obligation.
Mark Zuckerberg ‘moving on’ from rumoured cage fight with Elon Musk
The rival billionaire tech bosses seemingly agreed to a brawl in June.
Special counsel obtained search warrant for Donald Trump’s Twitter account, court documents show
The details were included in a decision from the federal appeals court in Washington.
'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.
Gemma O'Doherty denies claim she breached court order from mother of teen who died by suicide
O’Doherty’s lawyers said she is the controller of one of three Twitter accounts alleged to have harassed the mother of a young man who died by suicide.
X-plainer: Why is Elon Musk renaming Twitter and what is his obsession with the letter X?
The Space X and Tesla boss has announced that Twitter is being rebranded as ‘X’.
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.”
Elon Musk shares plans to replace Twitter bird logo with an X
Larry the Bird has been Twitter’s logo since its creation in 2006.
Woman seeks disclosure order against Gemma O'Doherty following alleged breach of injunction
Edel Campbell claims that O’Doherty has wrongly used the image of her son Diego Gilsenan in an article linking unexplained deaths to the Covid-19 vaccination.
Elon Musk says Twitter is losing cash due to heavy debt and drop in advertising
In April, the billionaire said most of the advertisers who left had returned and the company might become cash flow positive in the second quarter.
Musk threatens to sue Meta after it launches Twitter rival Threads
In a letter, Elon Musk’s lawyer accused the company of “unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”.
Meta launches Twitter rival Threads but its introduction in Europe is 'many months' away
’10 million sign ups in seven hours,’ Zuckerberg wrote on his official Threads account.
Millwall owner and chairman John Berylson dies in ‘tragic accident’
The Lions confirmed the news in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday night.
Bluesky, Threads, and the latest threats to Twitter
Twitter is the only thing that does what it does… But not for much longer.
Facebook launching new app as a rival to Twitter after Musk restricts Tweetdeck access
Threads will be available from Thursday amid ongoing rivalry between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.
Poll: Do you use Twitter?
Have your say.
Twitter imposes temporary cap on viewing tweets
CEO Elon Musk said the limit was in response to ‘extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation’.
Elon Musk has 'ambivalent' stance on misinformation and harassment, ex-Twitter safety chief claims
Yoel Roth, who left the company in the wake of Musk’s takeover, made the claims today.
FAI reaffirm racism allegation after Kuwait FA deny claims
Jim Crawford’s side were leading 3-0 when the incident occurred.