Hundreds of Twitter users post the name of an English Premier League footballer who won a superinjunction to stop details of his affair going public, in protest at the player's attempts to sue the social networking site.
Manchester United defeats Southampton 9–0 to set the record for the largest winning margin in a Premier League match, equalling that of Leicester City's 0–9 victory against the same team in the previous season and their own 9–0 win against Ipswich Town in 1995.
Several Google services go down without warning around 11:50 UTC, including YouTube, Google Search, and the Google Play Store. The chatting app Discord and mobile video game "Pokémon Go" also go down. The cause was revealed to be an “authentication system outage” by the Google Cloud Twitter account.
One of the two attackers, Elton Simpson, had linked himself to ISIL on Twitter before his attack on the exhibition of drawings of the prophet Mohammed at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. He had been a member of a since-closed Phoenix mosque; he and his partner, 34-year-old Nadir Hamid Soofi, who had gone to college in Utah, had been known to and were investigated by law enforcement, but nevertheless, officers did not know that they were planning an imminent attack of this type, and they were not thought to be an imminent threat, despite having admired the late Anwar al-Awlaki, and swearing loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, prominent figures in al-Qaeda in Iraq and in ISIL, respectively.
Scottish newspaper "The Sunday Herald" names a footballer accused of being linked to a privacy superinjunction by users of social networking website Twitter, arguing that the injunction is only enforceable under English law and does not apply in Scots law.
A British Conservative Party councillor is questioned by police and suspended by his party after posting a comment on Twitter calling for the Asian journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to be stoned to death. She had earlier spoken on radio concerning the issue of human rights in China.