Sunday 23 April 2017

To improve online safety, start with the nameless trolls lurking on Twitter

'Twitter has become one of the nastiest, most threatening places in mainstream social media.' Stock Image
'Twitter has become one of the nastiest, most threatening places in mainstream social media.' Stock Image
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

What are we really doing to make things safer for ourselves online? Not much.

The Government tells us that we may soon have a 'digital safety commissioner' to write the odd letter to Facebook.

We're also drawing up a code of conduct that we hope companies like Twitter will take into consideration, even though Irish State watchdogs rarely prosecute big online tech firms.

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