Podcast: Hate Speech, Mental Health, and Social Media

From the publication of hate speech and the promotion of hot-air controversialists, to the use of technology and social media to draw readers into an addictive diet of endless news consumption, are news organisations hurting their readers?

At an event presented by Dublin Inquirer, Banter, and the Centre for Critical Media Literacy at DIT, a panel of experts chatted about this and more. In this episode of the Dublin Inquirer Podcast, you can listen in to their discussion – on the player below, or on iTunes or Stitcher.

The panel included: Peter Feeney, the Press Ombudsman of Ireland; Sahar Ali, a spoken-word poet and comedian, who blogs at saharcasm.org; Diarmaid Mac Aonghusa, managing director at Fusio, a web and app development company in Dublin, and former chair of Educate Together; Paloma Viejo Otero, a PhD student at Dublin City University who is researching hate speech and social media; and Lois Kapila, founder and managing editor of Dublin Inquirer.

 

 

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Sam Tranum: Sam Tranum is deputy editor of Dublin Inquirer. You can reach him at sam@dublininquirer.com.

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