Ireland Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


In 2017, Ireland was set to pass the Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill, however it has not passed due to the dissolution of the Dáil and Seanad.[1] The bill was designed to regulate the transparency of online paid political advertising during election periods. Under the bill online political advertising shall display a transparency notice as provided for in section 4 and it shall be the obligation of the online platform which displays the online political advertising to ensure that such a transparency notice is displayed. Using a bot to create 25 or more personas on social media would be punishable by up to five years in prison or fines of up to €10,000. [2][3]

In 2019 the government approved draft legislation to make sure that political advertising on social media and other digital platforms is transparent and clearly identified.[4]

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