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Kerry councillor calls for legislation around spreading conspiracy theories that threaten public health

Feb 16, 2021 17:02 By radiokerrynews
Kerry councillor calls for legislation around spreading conspiracy theories that threaten public health Kerry councillor calls for legislation around spreading conspiracy theories that threaten public health
Sinn Féin’s Sinn Fein Councillor Cathal Foley Cllr Cathal Foley Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ©
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A Kerry County Councillor is calling for legislation to be enacted to make it an offence to spread false information and conspiracy theories that could

A Kerry County Councillor is calling for legislation to be enacted to make it an offence to spread false information and conspiracy theories that could threaten public health.

Sinn Féin councillor Cathal Foley raised the issue at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has seen a number of conspiracy theories relating to COVID-19 and the vaccine.

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Cllr Foley is calling for the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to enact this legislation, as he is concerned these theories will prevent people from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sinn Féin councillor says false information can spread quickly online and cause serious harm:

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