Susan O’Keeffe: Uplift movement can encourage meaningful change

Group which is ‘holding political and corporate decision makers to account’ is gaining traction, while donations this year have reached €220,000

The small Facebook protest received wide mainstream press coverage, as well as on social media. Picture:

A group of young students left their schools on Wednesday to protest outside Leinster House about the power of Facebook and the malign influence it has on their lives.

Their posters read “Face up to Facebook” in an effort to urge the coalition government to hasten its Online Safety and Media Regulation legislation, which could place more controls on this vast social media platform, which has its European headquarters in Dublin (the students protested there, ...