My name is Ciarán and I am 21 years old. I am currently studying a Master’s degree in Digital Policy.
Throughout my education, I have learned of the power that digital communication holds. It is a double-edged sword that holds the power to drastically enhance and restrict our lives. Over the years, I have seen an increase in the latter, as social media has become a place rampant with disinformation and oppression. This poses a danger, as these attitudes and behaviours learned online can translate and become an influence in our day-to-day lives.
I decided to join ARTICLE 19 because their goals really resonated with me. It has given me an opportunity to improve the lives of others by taking action in the fight against disinformation.