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Twitter employee: 'Our jobs are gone but we hope EU and UK law will protect us'
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Twitter employee: 'Our jobs are gone but we hope EU and UK law will protect us'

19 hours ago 20,832 Views 26 Comments

One former employee says staff are gutted – ‘after 14 interviews in 11 months, I had finally found my dream job’.

# twitter - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Senior Dublin-based Twitter executive secures injunction preventing her dismissal
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Senior Dublin-based Twitter executive secures injunction preventing her dismissal

Fri 7:01 PM 20,214 Views 0 Comments

The order was secured by Sinead McSweeney, who is Twitter’s global vice president for public policy.

Elon Musk granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts
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Elon Musk granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

Thu 10:58 PM 18,197 Views 27 Comments

The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements.

EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit
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EU Justice Commissioner to meet with Meta and Twitter during Ireland visit

Thu 10:44 AM 3,463 Views 0 Comments

The Commissioner will also meet with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

Musk delays launch of paid verification on Twitter for a second time
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Musk delays launch of paid verification on Twitter for a second time

Tue 1:53 PM 7,792 Views 5 Comments

Musk did not give a date for the relaunch, which was previously scheduled for 29 November.

Trump's Twitter account reappears after Elon Musk poll
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Trump's Twitter account reappears after Elon Musk poll

Nov 20th 2022, 7:37 AM 29,438 Views 43 Comments

Trump said he would not return to the popular platform but instead remain on his own network, Truth Social.

# twitter - This month November 2022

Treatment of Twitter Dublin staff over layoffs 'unacceptable', says Taoiseach
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Treatment of Twitter Dublin staff over layoffs 'unacceptable', says Taoiseach

Nov 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 20,075 Views 31 Comments

Some 140 members of the company’s Dublin workforce are to be let go.

Posting through it: The deepening absurdity of online billionaire behaviour
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Posting through it: The deepening absurdity of online billionaire behaviour

Nov 19th 2022, 9:00 AM 20,600 Views 12 Comments

No amount of money can stop you from being cringe on the internet, writes Carl Kinsella.

Twitter's survival is about more than just Elon Musk getting his way - here's why
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Twitter's survival is about more than just Elon Musk getting his way - here's why

Updated Nov 18th 2022, 8:12 PM 32,115 Views 19 Comments

Twitter has been shaken to its core since Elon Musk acquired it – does it matter?

Varadkar: Around 140 redundancies so far at Twitter in Ireland
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Varadkar: Around 140 redundancies so far at Twitter in Ireland

Nov 18th 2022, 7:41 PM 11,021 Views 3 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announced that they layoffs were confirmed with the Department of Enterprise.

Poll: Which social media platform do you spend the most time on?
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Poll: Which social media platform do you spend the most time on?

Nov 18th 2022, 10:26 AM 30,368 Views 31 Comments

Let us know.

Musk says he's 'not super worried' as #RIPTwitter trends and more employees quit
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Musk says he's 'not super worried' as #RIPTwitter trends and more employees quit

Nov 18th 2022, 7:30 AM 33,481 Views 49 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised that the platform could struggle to stay online as many people tasked with its maintenance leave the company.
  • #RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitter have been trending on the platform as users also consider leaving the site.
  • The Twitter CEO tweeted that he was not worried about the resignations as "the best people are staying."
Donald Trump's third White House run is littered with new obstacles of his own making
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Donald Trump's third White House run is littered with new obstacles of his own making

Nov 16th 2022, 8:00 PM 25,454 Views 24 Comments

The former president faces several legal battles, as well as stiff competition from fellow Republicans.

No job cuts expected at Amazon Ireland despite reports of lay-offs, Varadkar says
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No job cuts expected at Amazon Ireland despite reports of lay-offs, Varadkar says

Nov 16th 2022, 7:26 PM 12,100 Views 6 Comments

The tech giant is set to axe up to 10,000 workers from its global operation.

Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
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Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’

Updated Nov 16th 2022, 2:52 PM 26,103 Views 30 Comments

Employees have until tomorrow to choose if they want to stay in or leave the company.

Musk's Tesla compensation trial begins in US court
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Musk's Tesla compensation trial begins in US court

Nov 14th 2022, 9:41 PM 16,382 Views 8 Comments

The court date landed as Musk is facing a deluge of scrutiny over his $44 billion takeover of Twitter.

Reports that Twitter Dublin staff can no longer work from home are 'false', says Musk
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Reports that Twitter Dublin staff can no longer work from home are 'false', says Musk

Updated Nov 13th 2022, 11:21 AM 34,417 Views 19 Comments

The Twitter CEO said remote working is ‘fine’ if staff members cannot be in the Dublin office.

Twitter moves to curb fake accounts, suspends sign-ups for paid blue-check verification system
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Twitter moves to curb fake accounts, suspends sign-ups for paid blue-check verification system

Nov 11th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,578 Views 14 Comments

The U-turn is the latest of a string of chaotic developments at the social network.

The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?
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The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?

Nov 11th 2022, 5:00 PM 6,084 Views 1 Comment

Listen in to hear Elaine Burke, editor of Silicon Republic, explain to Sinéad O’Carroll.

Poll: Do you still work from home?
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Poll: Do you still work from home?

Nov 11th 2022, 9:17 AM 31,686 Views 29 Comments

Companies from across the world have been reconsidering their remote-working policies

Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
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Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise

Nov 11th 2022, 7:33 AM 36,242 Views 36 Comments

Workers who survived last week’s mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing uncertainty about their ability to keep Twitter running.

Elon Musk's first email to Twitter staff reportedly ends all remote working
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Elon Musk's first email to Twitter staff reportedly ends all remote working

Nov 10th 2022, 4:49 PM 36,574 Views 43 Comments

Musk completed his $44 billion takeover of the social media platform nearly two weeks ago.

Elon Musk 'kills' new Twitter label mere hours after launch
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Elon Musk 'kills' new Twitter label mere hours after launch

Updated Nov 10th 2022, 9:52 AM 40,484 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden has said that Elon Musk’s ties with foreign countries were ‘worthy’ of scrutiny.

Twitter hasn't engaged with Enterprise Department over job losses yet, says business minister
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Twitter hasn't engaged with Enterprise Department over job losses yet, says business minister

Nov 8th 2022, 2:56 PM 7,686 Views 7 Comments

The amount of jobs that will be lost is still unknown, Minister of State Damien English said

Government to consult tech giants over Irish job losses, Taoiseach says
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Government to consult tech giants over Irish job losses, Taoiseach says

Updated Nov 7th 2022, 8:26 PM 63,284 Views 60 Comments

It comes as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar met with senior officials from the IDA today for briefings on the tech sector.

Could Mastodon take over from Twitter - and how do you join?
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Could Mastodon take over from Twitter - and how do you join?

Nov 7th 2022, 3:44 PM 27,819 Views 31 Comments

We explain why the decentralised social media site is now in favour, and what makes it different.

Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected
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Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected

Nov 6th 2022, 8:06 AM 28,151 Views 52 Comments

Musk’s takeover of Twitter has caused controversy in recent days.

Twitter layoffs before US midterms fuel misinformation concerns as Musk defends sackings
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Twitter layoffs before US midterms fuel misinformation concerns as Musk defends sackings

Updated Nov 5th 2022, 5:49 PM 59,160 Views 86 Comments

Twitter fired half of its 7,500-strong staff yesterday.

Twitter begins cutting jobs, including in Ireland, in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover
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Twitter begins cutting jobs, including in Ireland, in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover

Updated Nov 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 97,796 Views 132 Comments

Twitter employs more than 7,500 people around the world.

Tech companies expanded ‘a little too quickly’, Varadkar says
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Tech companies expanded ‘a little too quickly’, Varadkar says

Updated Nov 4th 2022, 6:26 PM 38,977 Views 40 Comments

Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar said his sympathies were with Stripe and Twitter employees who had lost their jobs.

Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts
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Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts

Nov 1st 2022, 8:01 PM 54,599 Views 54 Comments

‘Power to the people! Blue for $8/month,’ Musk tweeted.

Dismissing his whole board and paying for blue ticks: Elon Musk's 'diabolical' start at Twitter
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Dismissing his whole board and paying for blue ticks: Elon Musk's 'diabolical' start at Twitter

Nov 1st 2022, 8:23 AM 33,492 Views 50 Comments

The billionaire’s bio now reads: ‘Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator.’

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Trolls flooded Twitter with slurs to test ban policy, safety chief says
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Trolls flooded Twitter with slurs to test ban policy, safety chief says

Oct 30th 2022, 2:28 PM 19,095 Views 13 Comments

The issue began hours after Elon Musk bought the platform on Thursday

Elon Musk clarifies no change has been made to Twitter moderation policies yet
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Elon Musk clarifies no change has been made to Twitter moderation policies yet

Oct 29th 2022, 9:47 AM 9,788 Views 9 Comments

“To be super clear…”

Musk announces 'content moderation council' for Twitter
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Musk announces 'content moderation council' for Twitter

Oct 28th 2022, 9:31 PM 23,352 Views 20 Comments

The announcement came as the website’s users wasted no time testing the limits of free speech on the platform.

Poll: Do you use Twitter?
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Poll: Do you use Twitter?

Oct 28th 2022, 10:21 AM 29,850 Views 52 Comments

Elon Musk has taken over the social media company.

Billionaire Elon Musk completes Twitter takeover
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Billionaire Elon Musk completes Twitter takeover

Updated Oct 28th 2022, 9:55 AM 23,970 Views 41 Comments

A US judge had given the billionaire until today to finalise his deal to buy the social media platform.

Elon Musk posts video of himself strolling into Twitter HQ carrying a sink
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Elon Musk posts video of himself strolling into Twitter HQ carrying a sink

Oct 26th 2022, 10:41 PM 40,478 Views 35 Comments

“Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” he tweeted. Musk also changed his Twitter profile to refer to himself as Chief Twit.

Kanye West dropped by talent agency as documentary on rapper is shelved
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Kanye West dropped by talent agency as documentary on rapper is shelved

Oct 24th 2022, 10:33 PM 26,593 Views 25 Comments

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was recently restricted from posting on Twitter and Instagram over antisemitic posts.

Saudi Arabia sends US citizen to prison for criticising the country
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Saudi Arabia sends US citizen to prison for criticising the country

Oct 18th 2022, 9:33 PM 25,133 Views 33 Comments

The prison sentence marks another source of tension between the historic allies, after Saudi Arabia raised oil prices

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