Members of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News before their meeting in Leinster House

The third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News took place in Leinster House today.

The meeting was chaired by Hildegarde Naughton TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The committee discussed the behaviour and regulation of social media platforms. Witnesses before the ICG included award winning journalist and 2019 Pulitzer Prize nominee Carole Cadwalladr; Facebook’s vice president of content policy, Monika Bickert; Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon; and Web Foundation chief executive officer, Adrian Lovett.

The Official Report and video of the meeting will be available soon.

Hourly video files of the IGC meeting are available for download now.

Photograph: Members of the IGC in Leinster House (left to right) James Lawless TD, Senator Carol Brown (Australia), Eamon Ryan TD, Keit Pentus Rosimannus, MP, (Estonia Vice, Chairwoman, Reform Party) Tom Packalén, MP (Finland) Hildegarde Naughton TD (Chair), Senator Maria Byrne, Nino Goguadze, (Georgia, Chair of Foreign Relations Committee), Dr Janil Puthucheary, (Singapore, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and  Information), Amrin Amin, (Singapore, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs), Congressman David N. Cicilline, (USA Chairman of Sub- Committee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, House of Representatives), Lord David Puttnam, (UK, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee for Democracy and Digital Technology)