Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Operation and Resourcing of Coimisiún na Meán: Digital Services Commissioner

Dr. John Evans:

Trusted flaggers was one of the things we wanted to have up and running from day one. Last week, we published guidance that tells people what they need to do to apply to become a trusted flagger. Essentially, a trusted flagger is a fast lane for organisations with special expertise in different areas of online harm so that they have a fast lane to approach and flag the content to the platforms. We will have a certification role with those trusted flaggers and also a supervision role to make sure they are doing the jobs they were intended to do.