Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales features in Ireland's Internet Day 2017...

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What is Ireland’s Internet Day?

Now in its third year, Ireland’s Internet Day, which coincides with international Internet Day, aims to promote awareness, knowledge, use and understanding of the internet in Ireland by its citizens, businesses and communities. It highlights the achievements of Irish and international internet entrepreneurs and the impact on society of the internet innovations and technologies.

In 2017 the IE Domain Registry was delighted to welcome Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to Dublin on 26 October to celebrate Ireland’s Internet Day.

What happened in 2017?

Jimmy Wales discussed the fight against fake news, the launch of his recent news website WikiTRIBUNE, and how threats to online knowledge-sharing can be combatted with evidence-based journalism.

Mr Wales, previously ranked as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in the world, also discussed founding the free encyclopedia, Wikipedia, which has become the fifth most visited website globally.

Watch the keynote videos for Ireland's Internet Day 2017