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Plans for world‘s first ‘social media council’ in Ireland

Article 19 plans to run a pilot project in Ireland which would act as a self-regulatory body for online platforms

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
12th April, 2020
A social media council would include representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter along with advocates for privacy, digital rights, media literacy and media regulators

Ireland could be home to the world’s first council regulating social media companies as part of an NGO’s plan involving the technology companies located here.

Article 19, a British organisation focused on freedom of expression, has announced plans to run a pilot project in Ireland which would establish itself as a self-regulatory body for online platforms. The social media council would include representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter along with advocates...

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