Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Public Service Broadcasting: Discussion (Resumed).

5:00 pm

Mr. John Purcell:

Deputy Eamon Ryan asked about Facebook and the role of content creators, so I will make a quick comment in that regard. As far as I know, Facebook is the biggest distributor of news content in this country but it does not have a worldwide editor, let alone one in Ireland. Issues such as the quality and cultural impact of news, programming, content and discourse merit much debate.