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# twitter - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy

Jan 12th 2021, 8:06 AM 30,306 Views 62 Comments

The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.

# twitter - Monday 11 January, 2021

Angela Merkel sees Trump's Twitter suspension as 'problematic'
# Twitter
# Twitter

Angela Merkel sees Trump's Twitter suspension as 'problematic'

Jan 11th 2021, 4:36 PM 126,524 Views 102 Comments

The chancellor’s spokesperson said freedom of opinion should be intervened in within the framework defined by legislators.

# twitter - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account due to risk of more violence
# Gone
# Gone

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account due to risk of more violence

Updated Jan 9th 2021, 7:12 AM 92,273 Views 249 Comments

The social media giant also deleted tweets sent from the US presidential Twitter account after the ban.

# twitter - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,755 Views 0 Comments

Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
# Banned
# Banned

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,055 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

# twitter - Friday 1 January, 2021

Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy
# Abuse
From The42
# Abuse

Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy

Jan 1st 2021, 8:08 PM 83,601 Views 80 Comments

The former England international received a barrage of abusive messages after her comments about the club.

# twitter - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Ar mhuin na éan: How the TG4 Twitter account became a hit
# Go Tobann
# Go Tobann

Ar mhuin na éan: How the TG4 Twitter account became a hit

Dec 26th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,565 Views 18 Comments

TG4 has taken a distinctive approach for their social media presence: have the craic.

# twitter - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Trump's Twitter account was hacked in October, Dutch prosecutors claim despite denials from Washington
# Hack
# Hack

Trump's Twitter account was hacked in October, Dutch prosecutors claim despite denials from Washington

Dec 16th 2020, 9:50 PM 20,281 Views 5 Comments

Both the White House and Twitter have strenuously denied reports that the account had been hacked.

# twitter - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission fines Twitter €450,000 over GDPR breach

Dec 15th 2020, 11:06 AM 8,424 Views 5 Comments

It’s the first time a big tech company has been penalised under GDPR rules.

# twitter - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Paul Mescal's 'I'm Irish' correction of UK media was the most 'liked' tweet on Irish Twitter this year
# Reeling In The Tweets
# Reeling In The Tweets

Paul Mescal's 'I'm Irish' correction of UK media was the most 'liked' tweet on Irish Twitter this year

Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 89,941 Views 29 Comments

The hotshot actor literally won Twitter.

# twitter - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,520 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# twitter - Friday 6 November, 2020

Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded
# Steve Bannon
# Steve Bannon

Twitter suspends Steve Bannon's account for saying Dr Anthony Fauci should be beheaded

Nov 6th 2020, 7:53 AM 95,737 Views 56 Comments

Bannon suggested that Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded “as a warning to federal bureaucrats”.

# twitter - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts
# United States
# United States

Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts

Oct 14th 2020, 7:32 AM 20,669 Views 31 Comments

Twitter suspended the identified profiles because they were deceiving users about their intention and their identity.

# twitter - Monday 5 October, 2020

'I feel better than I did 20 years ago': Trump set to leave hospital
# US Election
# US Election

'I feel better than I did 20 years ago': Trump set to leave hospital

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 10:55 PM 104,821 Views 93 Comments

The US President sent 15 block-capital tweets in 30 minutes today, followed by a later tweet about yesterday’s waving to supporters.

# twitter - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,326 Views 91 Comments

The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?

# twitter - Monday 28 September, 2020

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan says Twitter account was compromised after comment about Saoirse McHugh
# Twitter
# Twitter

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan says Twitter account was compromised after comment about Saoirse McHugh

Sep 28th 2020, 11:05 PM 70,900 Views 0 Comments

The tweet in question was deleted but several screengrabs of the tweet and the comment were shared online today.

# twitter - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe
# Sorry
From The42
# Sorry

Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe

Aug 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 17,766 Views 16 Comments

The social media network is understood to have also apologised to the club.

# twitter - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts
# Top Tweets
# Top Tweets

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Aug 6th 2020, 7:37 PM 14,946 Views 8 Comments

Some senior political officials will also have their accounts labelled.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,215 Views 89 Comments

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# twitter - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court
# Bitcoin Hack
# Bitcoin Hack

Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court

Aug 5th 2020, 9:30 AM 18,398 Views 0 Comments

A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked including those of Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.

# twitter - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?

Aug 4th 2020, 4:03 PM 18,530 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

# twitter - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts
# Hacked
# Hacked

Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts

Aug 1st 2020, 7:24 AM 15,609 Views 1 Comment

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

# twitter - Friday 31 July, 2020

Twitter permanently suspends Gemma O'Doherty's account over 'repeated violations'
# Banned
# Banned

Twitter permanently suspends Gemma O'Doherty's account over 'repeated violations'

Jul 31st 2020, 5:18 PM 87,771 Views 0 Comments

The social media giant said these included violations of its abusive behaviour and sensitive media policies.

# twitter - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
# Online
# Online

Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,001 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.

# twitter - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Jul 18th 2020, 3:33 PM 19,901 Views 17 Comments

More than $100,000 (€87,000) worth of the virtual currency was sent to email addresses mentioned in the tweets

# twitter - Thursday 16 July, 2020

'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack
# Hack
# Hack

'Tough day for us': Twitter CEO responds to large-scale hack

Jul 16th 2020, 10:37 AM 15,465 Views 15 Comments

High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.

# twitter - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk among victims of widespread Twitter hack

Jul 15th 2020, 10:49 PM 42,100 Views 25 Comments

The hack appears to suggest that those who donate bitcoins will have their donation doubled and returned.

# 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 6,887 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 71,234 Views 0 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 35,538 Views 48 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 63,581 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 12,569 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 38,905 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 62,385 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 29,532 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 7,186 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 33,245 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 23,391 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 33,351 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 6,930 Views 18 Comments

The site said tweets which place people at risk of contracting the illness would contravene its safety rules.

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