Tag: Facebook

  • Do Not Feed The Bots

    An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine, November 2017 edition. One in four twitter followers of Philip Boucher Hayes are fake accounts, the RTÉ broadcaster announced on his twitter feed recently. Around the end of August, Boucher-Hayes had noticed an uptick in new followers on Twitter, which he had monitored since. […]

  • Proposed new internet surveillance laws flawed

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2016 edition Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald’s proposal to expand Irish surveillance and interception laws to include social media and email accounts, coming only weeks after a row over interception of journalists’ communications by GSOC, is ill-advised and unlikely to achieve its stated aims, a […]