Monday 22 July 2019

Social media concerns

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath, Declan Breathnach has said that death threats, assaults and threats of violence are becoming the norm on social media and implored social media giants to block the accounts of those who publish videos and posts of this nature.

Deputy Breathnach was commenting as Gardaí working on the ongoing feud in Drogheda said that violent social media posts must be investigated.

He said, "At all times we need to remember that it is a small group of people who are participating in the ongoing feud in Drogheda. They are a very small minority living among decent law-abiding citizens.

"Many of them are using social media as their soap box, a place to show off, but it must be taken seriously, concluded Deputy Breathnach.

Drogheda Independent