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

Tue 7:19 AM 6,387 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 9,581 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 48,483 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 67,068 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 30,395 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 126,945 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 92,406 Views 249 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 24,847 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 32,089 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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Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy

Jan 1st 2021, 8:08 PM 83,715 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 36,754 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 20,284 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 8,500 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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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 90,080 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 29,534 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 95,834 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 20,670 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 104,830 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.

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

Sep 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,412 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?

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

Sep 28th 2020, 11:05 PM 70,975 Views 0 Comments

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

Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe
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Twitter apologises to Man United's Jones over online jibe

Aug 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 17,773 Views 16 Comments

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

Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts
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Twitter adds labels to state-backed media accounts

Aug 6th 2020, 7:37 PM 14,949 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
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Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Aug 6th 2020, 7:02 AM 29,226 Views 89 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 9:30 AM 18,406 Views 0 Comments

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

Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
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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 18,533 Views 13 Comments

A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.

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

Aug 1st 2020, 7:24 AM 15,614 Views 1 Comment

The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.

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

Jul 31st 2020, 5:18 PM 88,067 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,017 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2020, 3:33 PM 19,903 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2020, 10:37 AM 15,476 Views 15 Comments

High-profile figures were hit by the security breach.

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

Jul 15th 2020, 10:49 PM 42,115 Views 24 Comments

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

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
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Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,911 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
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Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia

Jul 6th 2020, 12:40 PM 71,299 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
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Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,811 Views 47 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
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Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,599 Views 127 Comments

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)
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# The Notorious

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

Jun 7th 2020, 8:14 AM 12,662 Views 42 Comments

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter
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'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,913 Views 100 Comments

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

Donald Trump to sign executive order about social media, after his tweets were flagged
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Donald Trump to sign executive order about social media, after his tweets were flagged

May 28th 2020, 7:46 AM 62,399 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 adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump
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Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

May 27th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,537 Views 61 Comments

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach
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Data Protection Commission completes probe into Twitter's handling of data breach

May 22nd 2020, 9:28 PM 7,206 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.

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