Social Media Law MOOC launching today

30/05/2023 10:14:32

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Social Media and the Law’ begins today and runs for five weeks.

Registration will remain open until the end of June, with all lectures available to view on demand.

The 2023 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Social Media and the Law has attracted significant numbers so far, signifying the widespread interest in this ever-changing topic.

Issues covered

Law Society Director General Mark Garrett will open the 2023 MOOC this evening with a welcome address. The first week of the course will also feature presentations from leading legal and tech experts, including Niamh Hodnett, Online Safety Commissioner, Coimisiún na Meán speaking about online safety and media regulation, Michael O’Doherty BL, author discussing social media law and regulation, and David Kerrigan, technology analyst and author presenting on emerging technologies.

Further topics and speakers include: 

  • The rise of disinformation/fake news - Ciarán O’Connor, Senior Analyst, Institute for Strategic Dialogue

  • Content moderation - Siobhan Cummiskey, Director of Content Policy, Meta

  • Freedom of speech and defamation online -Dr. Eoin O’Dell, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

  • Social media and the Courts - Daniel Coady, Solicitor and Principal Privacy Counsel, RTÉ

To find out more, explore the MOOC timetable.

More information

The MOOC is free to join and open to all – no previous knowledge of or experience in the legal sector is needed to join the course. It is possible to register for the course at any point until 30 June; all content is recorded and available to view on demand.

Lectures will be released over a five-week period and there are 7 CPD points available for completing the MOOC.

For more information or to speak to a member of the team, contact us: