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6347: IRISH MORE CONCERNED ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE AT ELECTION TIME

Friday 09 November 2018
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Irish people are more concerned about the influence of digital media at election time compared to any other EU nationality.

New figures from Eurobarometer show that 79% of Irish people are concerned that personal data from the Internet could be used to target political messages. The EU average is 67%

84% of Irish people want  the same rules to apply to online social networks and internet platforms that apply to traditional media in pre-election periods on areas such as equal campaigning time, funding and pre-election silence. The EU average is 76%.

Grace Bolton of the EU office in Dublin says the survey shows that Irish people are more conscious about the influence of social media.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: referenda and elections