Lazy lawmaking passes the buck to Facebook

Lazy lawmaking passes the buck to Facebook

The giant social network is scrambling to atone for years of failures on fake news, but current Irish law isn’t giving it much to work with

‘We’re not going to share that number,” said Facebook’s Tom Reynolds, when asked how much the company was spending on its EU election “war room” in Dublin.

Late last month, Facebook invited scores of journalists from across the continent into its offices, yet either shut down most of their questions, or redirected them towards information that had already released by the company.

At a previous press event in the firm’s Grand Canal Square...

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