The intersection of law and social media: some preliminary points

Fellows, Jamie (2016) The intersection of law and social media: some preliminary points. Res Judicata: contemporary issues in administrative and public law, 1 (2).

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This discussion introduces some questions arising with the intersection between law and the State with regards to the regulation of social media. The current environment in which social media exists, can in some contexts pose severe challenges for the State in terms of regulating social media and its users. Never before has something posed such challenges for regulators. A number of questions are raised by any imposition of regulation regarding the use of social media. What is the legitimacy of, and normative limits to the State's coercive regulatory powers regarding social media?

Item ID: 42903
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2206-3145
Keywords: law, social media
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