Facebook behaviour ‘appalling’ – Stanley
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Communications Brian Stanley TD said that the attitude of Facebook to what it deems acceptable content is appalling, and indicates, yet again, the need for an end to self-regulation in the industry.
Teachta Stanley said:
“The revelation last night was alarming, that violent videos and racist images were being judged acceptable content by Facebook, and allowed on its platform. This clearly demonstrates a need for major changes needed now.
“Social media plays a large part in how people now communicate and receive their news. However, it is afflicted with huge problems in fake news, lack of transparency, and unacceptable content.
“Facebook executives must be questioned before the Oireachtas Communications Committee. The digital age of self–regulation is over and we need to have a legislative structure in place to protect individual citizens from both exploitation and offence, whilst maintaining freedom of speech.”