Twitter blocks Web Summit from promoting founder’s political tweets

Paddy Cosgrave was using the company‘s platform to boost tweets in which he accused The Irish Times of political bias

Paddy Cosgrave, the Web Summit founder, has been promoting a series of his online posts and Tweets containing his personal opinions on politics and media. Picture: Getty

Twitter has intervened to stop Web Summit, the tech conference company, promoting the personal political tweets of Paddy Cosgrave, its founder.

The businessman has been using the company’s Twitter account to promote tweets containing his claims of political bias in the reporting of the Irish Times and referring to the activities of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar as “reported law-breaking”.

The social media platform bans the paid promotion of tweets that reference political candidates or issues. This ...