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The social media paradox: an intersection with freedom of expression and the criminal law

Coe, P. (2015) The social media paradox: an intersection with freedom of expression and the criminal law. Information and Communications Technology Law, 24 (1). pp. 16-40. ISSN 1360-0834

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/13600834.2015.1004242

Abstract/Summary

This article begins by setting out the human rights provisions that apply to social media expression. It then provides insight into the part social media plays within our society by analysing the social media landscape and how it facilitates a ‘purer’ form of expression. The social media paradox is explored through the lens of current societal issues and concerns regarding the use of social media and how these have manifested into litigation. It concludes by analysing the tension that the application of an array of criminal legislation and jurisprudence has created with freedom of expression, and whether this can successfully mitigated by the Director of Public Prosecution’s Interim Guidelines.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:86779
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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