Sunday August 9, 2020

Building social trust

While social media networks are often criticised, Ireland’s recent history shows they can be harnessed as a force for good, write Michael Sanders and Shibeal O’Flaherty

26th May, 2019

If you read a newspaper, keep up with current events, watch the latest Ted Talks or indeed are really alive in any way, your view of social media networks - the likes of Facebook, Twitter and so on - is likely to be pretty dim.

From online bullying and trolling on Twitter, to body-shaming and unrealistic expectations produced in glorious high definition by Instagram, videos of terrorist atrocities shared millions of times on YouTube, or...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Harlots is a rambunctious yet comic series that portrays the often chaotic lives of 18th-century sex workers without bolting on modern social attitudes to the mores of the time

Emmanuel Kehoe | 15 hours ago

We ask a different expert to solve your problems each week. This week, chartered occupational psychologist Louize Carroll gives a reader advice on how to become more self-reliant and enjoy their alone time

Louize Carroll | 15 hours ago

A BBC reality favourite is added to the Netflix catalogue, a radio show upacks the latest films as cinemas reopen, and a millennial mayor is the subject of a new documentary

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 15 hours ago