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OPINION: When responsibility for media content is evaded, the truth suffers

Given the role that hugely profitable social media giants play in the spread of misinformation, University of Limerick Journalism lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn asked in the Irish Independent and Cork Independent whether they should be made more liable for it. The world we live in now seems a darker, more pessimistic place. Rather than the… Continue reading OPINION: When responsibility for media content is evaded, the truth suffers

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Lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn on the implications of continued attacks on the free press

Following the shutdown of The Cambodia Daily newspaper in Phnom Penh, Journalism lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn wrote for the Irish Examiner about the implications of the continued  attacks on the free press in the west and elsewhere. “You have one channel, we have 39 channels. If you curse me, you will receive bad merit. Those… Continue reading Lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn on the implications of continued attacks on the free press

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Dr Fergal Quinn on Donald Trump and fake news

Dr Fergal Quinn, a Journalism lecturer in the University of Limerick, recently wrote about Donald Trump and fake news for Cork Independent. The piece was picked up by Journal.ie. In the article, Quinn writes that the media needs to look at itself and remedy the kind of weakness that canny communicators like Trump can exploit: “Darkness… Continue reading Dr Fergal Quinn on Donald Trump and fake news