Friday December 13, 2019

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...

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