Written answers

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Ministerial Meetings

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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118. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to a commitment he made during Priority Questions of 10 November 2020, and further to correspondence from this Deputy and the office of an organisation (details supplied), if he will meet a representation of content moderators and their representatives and trade unions early in 2021; and if he will instruct his officials to arrange the particulars of such a meeting. [43823/20]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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As I stated in my response to the Priority Question under Ministerial Questions on Tuesday, 10 November 2020, content moderators working for social media platforms play an important role in preventing the wider distribution of explicit content on these platforms.

As I said in the Dáil, I will meet with these workers and/or their representatives to hear at first-hand about any particular health and safety concerns that they might have associated with the work that they carry out. As the Deputy is aware, my office is now in the process of arranging such a meeting.


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