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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 18,543 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 15,619 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 88,506 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 23,076 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 19,918 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 15,487 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 42,150 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 6,948 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 71,449 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 35,985 Views 48 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 63,628 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 13,014 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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# Executive Order

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

May 29th 2020, 7:01 AM 38,915 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 62,414 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 29,548 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 7,224 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 says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish
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Twitter says employees can work from home 'forever' if they wish

May 13th 2020, 8:04 AM 33,309 Views 46 Comments

Twitter’s EMEA headquarters are in Dublin where the company employees about 200 people.

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'
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# Internet Money

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Apr 24th 2020, 4:32 PM 23,413 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges over €900 million for Covid-19 relief effort
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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges over €900 million for Covid-19 relief effort

Apr 8th 2020, 7:12 AM 33,400 Views 44 Comments

“Why now? The needs are increasingly urgent, and I want to see the impact in my lifetime,” Dorsey said.

Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice
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Twitter to delete posts which promote fake Covid-19 treatments or deny expert advice

Mar 19th 2020, 7:31 AM 6,956 Views 18 Comments

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

St Patrick's Day parades may be cancelled over Covid-19, but they're 'going virtual' for the occasion
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St Patrick's Day parades may be cancelled over Covid-19, but they're 'going virtual' for the occasion

Mar 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,523 Views 36 Comments

A campaign online is encouraging those left disappointed by the cancelled parades to still share their stories and images online this Tuesday.

Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears
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Fianna Fáil TD denies defaming Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald, court hears

Jan 13th 2020, 6:32 PM 27,556 Views 0 Comments

A pretrial motion was mentioned before the High Court today.

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video
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'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video

Jan 4th 2020, 2:32 PM 30,623 Views 17 Comments

Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign
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# Going Viral

'Organic but organised': How misinformation is spreading in the UK election campaign

Dec 11th 2019, 7:50 PM 22,295 Views 24 Comments

A photo of a young boy on a hospital floor and a punch-that-wasn’t have shaped the debate ahead of tomorrow’s election.

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year
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Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year

Dec 9th 2019, 8:30 PM 10,195 Views 5 Comments

And of course, Irish Twitter talked a lot about Brexit too.

Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears
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Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears

Dec 4th 2019, 8:47 AM 16,711 Views 0 Comments

Vernon Unsworth is suing the co-founder of Tesla for defamation after the billionaire said in a since-deleted tweeted that he was a “pedo”.

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation
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Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,052 Views 146 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out
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Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

Nov 22nd 2019, 12:43 PM 26,977 Views 0 Comments

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'
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Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'

Nov 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 4,764 Views 9 Comments

The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'
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Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'

Nov 11th 2019, 10:59 AM 55,502 Views 0 Comments

The tweets, which were posted in 2011, used words such as “knacker” and “Traveller” in a derogatory manner.

Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe
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Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower at centre of Trump impeachment probe

Nov 8th 2019, 10:06 PM 23,124 Views 33 Comments

The whistleblower’s lawyers have said their client’s personal safety is at risk following threats.

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard
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Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard

Nov 7th 2019, 7:29 AM 6,904 Views 3 Comments

Prosecutors allege the Saudi government was behind the recruitment of the spies.

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
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New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,226 Views 12 Comments

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

VAR controversy at the fore again as Premier League explain controversial Firmino decision
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VAR controversy at the fore again as Premier League explain controversial Firmino decision

Nov 2nd 2019, 7:04 PM 11,616 Views 15 Comments

Liverpool saw a goal ruled out in their match with Aston Villa earlier.

Twitter announces it is banning all political advertisements
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Twitter announces it is banning all political advertisements

Oct 30th 2019, 8:20 PM 7,125 Views 18 Comments

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the change in policy this evening.

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
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Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family

Oct 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 45,355 Views 14 Comments

TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row
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South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

Oct 6th 2019, 8:09 PM 61,499 Views 25 Comments

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

Trump says Democrats wasting time on 'bulls**t' as impeachment gathers pace
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Trump says Democrats wasting time on 'bulls**t' as impeachment gathers pace

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:10 AM 15,698 Views 89 Comments

Trump sent a series of angry tweets after Democrats vowed to summons the White House to produce documents this week.

'We've got to be proud to be black': Sterling defends team-mate Silva after tweet controversy
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'We've got to be proud to be black': Sterling defends team-mate Silva after tweet controversy

Sep 28th 2019, 10:00 PM 9,830 Views 9 Comments

The Portugal international’s post attracted criticism but Sterling doesn’t think any harm was meant.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked
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Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has account hacked

Aug 30th 2019, 10:20 PM 17,925 Views 7 Comments

The hack happened earlier this evening.