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Ireland’s call for social media regulation

An independent regulatory body should be established to resolve social media complaints, the Press Council of Ireland has said. It issued a statement following widespread reports about a man who was falsely accused of being a threat to children on the Facebook page of an online-only news service. The man had sought redress through the Office of the Press Ombudsman, but the service was not a member of the voluntary Press Council of Ireland, which left no regulatory body to turn to. The Press Council and the Press Ombudsman say social media should develop an independent regulatory system and if they do not, they should be made subject to national and/or international governmental oversight. See more 

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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