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# Twitter

Last week
12th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Twitter.com is now, officially, a thing of the past
Last month
April 2024
Meta to tell politicians that app stores should be responsible for age verification
Fake ad data Tánaiste obtained from Google through court order being 'forensically analysed'
March
March 2024
Hate Speech law: 'As legislators, it is our responsibility to draw the line on hate'
Malcolm Byrne
Man who hacked Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Twitter account sentenced to 150 hours community service
A former parliamentary assistant to Flanagan admitted to sending the post in the early hours of 28 September, 2020.
Debunked: Chart used to criticise Dublin actually shows ranking for homelessness services
Bank of Ireland warns of fake articles designed to 'steal customers' money' with crypto scams
Arrested, disgraced, injured: Cryptocurrency scams promote hoax stories about Irish celebrities
Have you seen spam ads appear on your social feeds?
One scam recently came about after a hacking of an Indian politician's Meta account.
The Journal understands the account was compromised by hackers who launched more than 50 ad campaigns.
Celebrity scam ads appear on Facebook and X.com after less than a minute of scrolling through main feeds.
Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk for almost $130 million in unpaid severance
This year
2024
Man admits hacking Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's Twitter account
Debunked: The Irish Muslim Council has not put up stickers advocating for ‘Sharia Law’
How Elon Musk has courted Ireland's far-right by taking aim at the government's hate speech laws
Meta would only meet politicians if Oireachtas hearing was private (but here's what they said anyway)
Why X has moved to block searches for Taylor Swift after an AI-related controversy
Posts targeting migrants remained online during riots despite 5pm plea from online safety tsar
Niamh Hodnett was appointed last year to fight harmful content online.
Niamh Hodnett contacted major social media firms on evening of 23 November to warn about potential for violence.
Posts calling for migrants to be "killed" were shared on social platforms as riots unfolded.
Immigrant Council of Ireland warned about the proliferation of such posts and called for posters to be investigated.
Debunked: Hoax ads featuring Alastair Campbell on the Late Late Show have proliferated on X.com
With Silicon Valley 'visionaries', profits are prioritised over true technological progress
Peter Bloom
Senior Irish-based X employee files High Court case against Elon Musk
Last year
2023
Taoiseach and Tánaiste both express concerns over X after report on how it moderates content
Social media platform X back online after global outage
EU launches probe into Elon Musk's X over disinformation related to 7 October Hamas attack
Threads, Meta's rival to Elon Musk's X, now available in Ireland
Elon Musk's X sues American media monitoring site in Irish court
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
Elon Musk's X sues media non-profit over portrayal of site as full of antisemitism
Major analysis shows how Irish disinformation ecosystem has been 'co-opted by far-right actors'
Advertisers drop X after Elon Musk backs antisemitic post
IBM pulls ads from X after report says they appeared next to antisemitic posts
X fails to pay fine in Australia over not detailing plans to combat child sexual abuse content
Quiz: How much do you know about Twitter?
Poll: Would you pay for Twitter/X?
Musk's X begins charging some new users for basic features
How X, formerly Twitter, is platforming a deluge of misinformation about the Israel-Hamas war
EU warns Musk X spreading 'illegal' disinformation after Hamas attack
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Margaret Lynch
X, formerly known as Twitter, strips headlines from news articles shared by users
Senior Irish-based X employee who liked tweets critical of Elon Musk halts disciplinary process
Elon Musk's plans to charge everyone for Twitter send users running for Bluesky
Musk moots Twitter paywall that could charge users 'small monthly fee'