Head of Ireland’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ Jeremy Godfrey oversees social media censorship and free speech policing

Jeremy Godfrey has been appointed as the executive chairperson of Coimisiún na Meán (Media Commission), a body responsible for social media censorship and policing free speech in Ireland as part of the country’s efforts to enforce the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) of 2023.
According to Politico.eu, Godfrey will have the authority to impose fines on social media platforms that permit ‘hate speech’ and ‘cyber bullying.’ The newly created regulator is on the front lines of enforcing the European Union’s new social media rules, known as the Digital Services Act (DSA). Godfrey and his team of 75 regulators are still figuring out how it’s all going to work. The Irish watchdog’s remit covers everything from overseeing the country’s broadcasting industry to enforcing EU-wide online terrorism regulations.
The agency has almost doubled, to approximately 75 individuals, with a goal of doubling that number again, to 160 regulators, by the end of the first quarter of next year. By the end of 2024, Godfrey said he wanted up to 250 personnel on his books, although not everyone would be focused on social media. Social media has been less than kind, poking fun at Godfrey’s appearance, branding him the face of Ireland’s “Ministry of Truth.” Below are some of the tweets:
“Meet Jeremy Godfrey. He is now the head of a team of 75 regulators responsible for policing and censoring social media on behalf of the Irish Government. I was laughing so hard that I couldn’t pick one picture. pic.twitter.com/lMPTTZrqVU— I Meme Therefore I Am (@ImMeme0)”
“I legit can’t stop laughing. This man was just put in charge of censoring social media in Ireland. His name is Jeremy Godfrey. He is real. pic.twitter.com/ecmteSjG0h— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness)”
“This is Jeremy Godfrey. He is now head of monitoring and censoring social media in the Republic of Ireland. This is not a joke. pic.twitter.com/Y31Y2cbBqz— UNN (@UnityNewsNet)” ” Meet Ireland’s Censorship Chief Jeremy Godfrey. Irelands new Media Commission is responsible for policing social media and enforcing the EU’s Digital Service Act. Under his powers, the Irish government will be able to fine social media networks huge sums if they breach online…
Jeremy Godfrey, Executive Chairperson of the Coimisiún na Meán, a career civil servant and bureaucrat is in charge of regulating broadcasting and online media in Ireland.
Jeremy Godfrey will be able to decide what is ‘hate speech’ and what is ‘cyber bullying’.

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