Thursday June 4, 2020

Doherty: treatment of social media giants over Kriégel case will shape law

Doherty said that the judge’s decision to call Facebook and Twitter into the court is being “keenly” watched by the government

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
30th June, 2019
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Regina Doherty, Minister of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Picture: RollingNews

The treatment of Facebook and Twitter by the judge in the Ana Kriégelmurder case will help determine how social media companies are dealt with in upcoming legislation, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said.

Doherty said that the judge’s decision to call Facebook and Twitter into the court is being “keenly” watched by the government as it may help determine if internet companies can be considered publishers of the information on their...

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