North west MEP calls for social media regulation

A north west MEP says people need better protections against the negative sides of social media.

The European Parliament is demanding better regulation of social media platforms to defend democracy.

MEPs this week called for democratic oversight of tech giants to safeguard freedom of expression.

There’ve been increasing concerns about the power of social media platforms and their role in facilitating hate speech and fake news especially during high-profile elections.

Fine Gael’s Midlands North-West MEP Maria Walsh, says social media plays a vital role in how we do work but regulations around the rise of misinformation needs to be addressed