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# Elon musk

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Twitter
Twitter to quit EU disinformation code, European sources say
The voluntary pact contains over three dozen pledges such as better cooperation with fact-checkers and not promoting actors distributing disinformation.
# crashed
Ron DeSantis' disastrous campaign launch: Bad for the candidate, even worse for Elon Musk
“It’s just gonna keep crashing, huh?”
# us 2024
Ron DeSantis ‘to announce 2024 US presidential bid on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk’
Ron DeSantis has long been seen as Donald Trump’s leading rival for the Republican nomination.
This month
May 2023
# Legal Action
US Virgin Islands says it cannot find Elon Musk to serve subpoena over Epstein case
The US Virgin Islands wants to serve Elon Musk a subpoena in a lawsuit involving JPMorgan Chase on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein.
# verification
'Alarm bells' should be sounding over Musk's sudden Twitter changes, EBU boss says
‘If you start arbitrarily putting new levels on what is or isn’t trusted, then I think that’s bad for democracy,’ said Noel Curran.
# Twitter
Elon Musk announces new Twitter CEO
NBC had said earlier in the day that advertising executive Linda Yaccarino was leaving with immediate effect.
# Twitter
Musk announces recruitment of new Twitter CEO
Musk did not name his replacement but said that she will be starting in about six weeks.
# Hate speech
Harris takes aim at Elon Musk and Donald Trump Jr during defence of Govt's hate speech bill
There have been concerns raised about Section 10 of the proposed legislation by the ICCL.
Last month
April 2023
# Twitter
Twitter ditching verified blue ticks actually matters - here's why
Twitter users can no longer be sure where their information is coming from.
# bye bye baby blue
Twitter's famous blue ticks start vanishing across the platform
The blue checkmark was originally given to companies, celebrities, government entities and journalists verified by the platform.
# starship
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship explodes minutes after test launch of world's biggest rocket
Starship did not separate correctly from its second stage and exploded.
# Twitter
RTÉ has 'no current plans' to follow other state broadcasters in quitting Twitter
PBS, NPR and CBC have all left Twitter in recent days.
Elon Musk's SpaceX postpones launch of mammoth Starship rocket
The rocket was due to blast off from Starbase, the SpaceX spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas this afternoon.
# national public radio
US broadcaster NPR leaves Twitter over new 'government-funded' labels
National Public Radio is quitting Twitter over the social media company’s recent actions to stamp it with labels
# Twitter Layoffs
Elon Musk tells BBC nearly 8,000 Twitter employees were laid off since his acquisition
Elon Musk said Twitter laid off “nearly 8,000″ employees since he took over as CEO, in an interview with the BBC.
This year
# Twitter
Elon Musk apologises for firing Twitter employee and making comments about his disability
The billionaire said that Thorleifsson ‘did no actual work, claimed as his excuse that he had a disability’ in a now deleted Tweet.
# Twitter
Musk ‘demanded Twitter tweak site to better promote his tweets’
In response, Twitter engineers created a new system that automatically boosted Musk’s tweets to show them to all users.
# Investigation
Elon Musk’s brain implant company investigated over ‘unsafe’ shipping methods
Neuralink is one of many organisations working on linking brains to computers.
# Tech Issues
Twitter outage results in many users being unable to tweet or follow accounts
Users first noticed the problem when they tried to send tweets and received a message saying they had reached their ‘tweet limit’.
# cleared
Jury clears Musk of wrongdoing related to 2018 Tesla tweets
The trial pitted Tesla investors represented in a class-action lawsuit against Mr Musk.
# Elon musk
Elon Musk gives evidence in federal court on second day of Tesla tweet trial
Tesla investors are alleging he misled them with a tweet saying funding was secured to take his electric car company private.
Last year
# 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.
# 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
# Twitter
Musk threatens legal action against Twitter account that tracked his private jet
The jet-tracking account was also suspended yesterday.
# 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.
# 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 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”.
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.