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The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
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The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Sep 17th 2021, 2:15 PM 24,859 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse
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Twitter unveils 'Safety Mode' to temporarily block abuse

Sep 1st 2021, 10:45 PM 8,758 Views 10 Comments

The social media giant has begun testing the new tool with a small group of users.

Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
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Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral

Sep 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 40,917 Views 25 Comments

A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.

Alleged homophobic chanting at Norwich's Billy Gilmour condemned
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Alleged homophobic chanting at Norwich's Billy Gilmour condemned

Aug 16th 2021, 4:52 PM 15,935 Views 15 Comments

The abuse is alleged to have taken place during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it
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Aussie swimmer who opted out of Olympics over 'misogyny' stance says it was worth it

Aug 14th 2021, 4:14 PM 9,773 Views 0 Comments

Madeline Groves, who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics, stunned her teammates when she pulled out of the Australian trials.

UK ‘by far’ main origin of racist posts after Euro 2020 final
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UK ‘by far’ main origin of racist posts after Euro 2020 final

Aug 10th 2021, 4:36 PM 4,069 Views 3 Comments

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were abused after missing penalties.

Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue
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Lions will go through 'appropriate channels' as Erasmus' Twitter antics continue

Jul 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 63,721 Views 22 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby is strongly suspected of having set up a fake profile.

Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?
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Poll: Should anonymous accounts be banned from social media?

Jul 13th 2021, 7:43 AM 35,964 Views 116 Comments

The social media pages of some English players were hit by racist comments following Sunday’s match.

Over 1,000 tweets removed following 'abhorrent racist abuse' of England players
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Over 1,000 tweets removed following 'abhorrent racist abuse' of England players

Jul 12th 2021, 1:00 PM 29,070 Views 41 Comments

Facebook said it has also removed comments and accounts “directing abuse at England’s footballers”.

Twitter 'troll' to pay BBC's Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages
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Twitter 'troll' to pay BBC's Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages

Jul 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 44,571 Views 0 Comments

Nolan, who presents regular shows on BBC Radio Ulster and Radio 5 Live, tracked down the individual who was behind the online campaign.

Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'
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Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'

Jun 10th 2021, 10:43 AM 5,778 Views 6 Comments

The group, led by critic Alexei Nalvalny, was recently branded an extremist group by a court in Moscow.

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
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Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules

Jun 5th 2021, 6:46 PM 20,205 Views 19 Comments

The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
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'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,485 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

Two journalists sue Twitter and former Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris over allegedly defamatory tweets
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Two journalists sue Twitter and former Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris over allegedly defamatory tweets

May 14th 2021, 5:07 PM 15,097 Views 0 Comments

The actions have been brought by Allison Morris of the Belfast Telegraph and Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner.

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account
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Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account

May 7th 2021, 6:33 PM 48,724 Views 0 Comments

Harris says there were “about six people” involved in the ‘Barbara J. Pym’ account.

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
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Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

May 7th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,391 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
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'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 18,848 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
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Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,025 Views 24 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

‘Just setting up my twttr’: Twitter CEO sells first-ever tweet for more than €2 million
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‘Just setting up my twttr’: Twitter CEO sells first-ever tweet for more than €2 million

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:18 AM 20,782 Views 15 Comments

The proceeds from the bidding war have been donated to charity.

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
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Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,578 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content
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Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Mar 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,830 Views 15 Comments

The social media platform has been widely used by backers of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Twitter founder's first tweet draws $2 million bid at auction
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Twitter founder's first tweet draws $2 million bid at auction

Mar 7th 2021, 11:40 AM 29,369 Views 30 Comments

“just setting up my twttr,” Jack Dorsey tweeted on 21 March 2006.

Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines
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Twitter to label tweets containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:19 AM 6,495 Views 13 Comments

Social network will also adopt a strike policy against repeat offenders which could lead to permanent suspension from the platform.

Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks
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Twitter exploring features that will allow users to charge followers for exclusive perks

Feb 25th 2021, 10:02 PM 9,618 Views 10 Comments

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

Ireland and Brighton striker Aaron Connolly deletes Twitter account after online abuse
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Ireland and Brighton striker Aaron Connolly deletes Twitter account after online abuse

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:08 PM 48,676 Views 24 Comments

It is the latest in a series of similar controversies in football.

Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'
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Twitter suspends account of Iran leader after tweet vowing revenge on 'golfing Trump'

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 2:28 PM 67,364 Views 48 Comments

The post warned of payback for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant.

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
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Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy

Jan 12th 2021, 8:06 AM 30,464 Views 62 Comments

The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.

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

Jan 11th 2021, 4:36 PM 127,157 Views 102 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 9th 2021, 7:12 AM 92,538 Views 250 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,895 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
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Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,162 Views 45 Comments

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

Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy
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# Abuse

Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy

Jan 1st 2021, 8:08 PM 83,797 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Dec 26th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,905 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 16th 2020, 9:50 PM 20,290 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2020, 11:06 AM 8,616 Views 5 Comments

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

Paul Mescal's 'I'm Irish' correction of UK media was the most 'liked' tweet on Irish Twitter this year
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# 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 90,420 Views 29 Comments

The hotshot actor literally won Twitter.

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

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,537 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2020, 7:53 AM 95,997 Views 56 Comments

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

Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts
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Twitter suspends fake 'black Trump supporter' accounts

Oct 14th 2020, 7:32 AM 20,676 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 10:55 PM 104,880 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.

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