We discuss Fake News and the impact it is having on the way news is being disseminated nowadays.
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Join us on 7 Lá this Tuesday, 16th April at 19:30, as we discuss Fake News and the impact it is having on the way news is being disseminated nowadays
The term ‘Bréagnuacht’ (Fake News) is a new one in the Irish language lexicon, but it clearly has had, is having and increasingly will have a major impact on the way the news of our age is disseminated.
It’s impact was first noticed during the US Elections in 2016, then through the Brexit Referendum and also during the Abortion Referendum here in Ireland last year.
Governments across the globe have voiced their concerns about the influence that social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp are having on stories without proper sources that are being shared, or that often have no basis in truth.
As the European Parliament elections draw nearer, should we be concerned and what can be done to recognise false narratives?
Report by Shane Ó Curraighín
TG4 Studio: Aodh Ó Coileáin – Communications Lecturer in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge
Strasbourg Studio: Seán Kelly – MEP
‘7 Lá’ presented by Páidí Ó Lionáird, Tuesday at 7.30pm on TG4