Sunday 25 June 2017

Student hacks learn an important lesson

Hysteria: The UCD revenge-porn story turned out to be entirely false
Hysteria: The UCD revenge-porn story turned out to be entirely false
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Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

If you listen to their leaders, there has never been a tougher time to be a student. For the rest of us, there has been surely never been a tougher time to have to listen to them.

We live in an era of endless moral hysteria, where rumours which once would have been little more than urban legends are now spread through social media until they develop real-world gravitas that has a real impact on people's lives.

Take the recent UCD revenge-porn panic.

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