By Daniel Brennan As I’m very sure you’re aware, just a few weeks ago in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the worst mass shootings in recent memory occurred as a far-right gunman charged into several mosques in the city, murdering 50 Muslims and injuring a further 50. One of the major defining features of this horrible tragedy is the role social media and online culture … [Read more...] about Opinion: Christchurch, YouTube and the alt-right – all of this could have been avoided
Free speech is important. It’s a cornerstone of democracy and should be a right that all are entitled to. While the topic of free speech is more contentious in the U.S, where it’s built into their constitutional rights, it is a universal issue and one that has come to light here in Ireland recently. In a recent poll on Claire Byrne Live, 65% of those questioned did not … [Read more...] about Free speech vs hate speech: Where’s the line?
Doublethink: ‘The acceptance of contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.’ The staggering hypocrisy of modern political discourse has been laid bare by a series of tumultuous events over the Christmas period, blighting my ability to gleefully tear the wrapping paper off of yet another Lynx Africa wash-set. The world … [Read more...] about Eoin Drones: A new age of hypocrisy