Member of the Seanad and former Olympian, Eamon Coghlan, was part of an Oireachtas committee hearing on the irresponsible use of social media today. Coghlan had two suggestions for how cyber-bullying could be curbed on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Clearly well up with the times and how everyone loves to pay for stuff on the internet, he suggested that people should have to pay to post on social media sites. Another suggestion was that they should have to submit their passport numbers when registering.
From the Irish Examiner
Senator Eamon Coghlan has proposed that people should have to submit their passport numbers when posting on social media websites.
Senator Coghlan told the committee that asking people for their passport numbers or getting them to "pay to post" could help tackle the issue of anonymity and cyber-bullying.
Coghlan's suggestions were met with an unfavourable response on one of the aforementioned social media sites.
Fine Gael senator Eamon Coghlan wants people to submit passport details & pay for their posts on social media. #buffoon #oirsocm
— Del Madden (@DelMadden) March 6, 2013
Fine Gael Senator Eamon Coghlan was a very fine runner.. #oirocm#buffoon
— David Shelton (@DavidOShelton) March 6, 2013
Eamonn Coghlan legendary athlete. Internet? Not so much.
— Cathal Garvey (@cgarvey) March 6, 2013