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Ireland vs “Fake News”: I May Have to Emigrate

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Five years in jail for spreading ‘fake news’ under FF proposal

The use of internet ‘bots’ to influence political debate will be punished with fines of up to €10,000 or five years’ imprisonment under new laws tabled by Fianna Fáil.

Ground-breaking proposals to be brought before the Dáil this week will also make it an offence to actively promote ‘fake news’ using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.