Governments must step up after latest Facebook scandal

Governments must step up after latest Facebook scandal
Facebook pledges changes, but is more action needed? Pic: Getty

The findings of a Channel 4 documentary were so extreme that Ireland’s biggest marketing communications group Core stopped advertising on Facebook last Wednesday for more than 24 hours to talk to clients and consult the platform

I spotted a tweet yesterday that got me thinking. It said that the reason hardly anyone has their phones on silent anymore is because we look at them so often, we don’t need to be reminded of their existence with a loud ringtone.

It’s true. A Deloitte survey last year found that Irish people check their phones 57 times a day on average. It is fair to wager that some of those clicks are...

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