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THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF MALICIOUS EXPLOITATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA
THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF MALICIOUS EXPLOITATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Author(s): Ēriks K. Selga
Contributor(s): Kārlis Streips (Editor)
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Governance, Security and defense, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Internet Intermediary Governance Frameworks; EU; US; Monitoring and filtering of content; Malicious exploatation of social media;
Summary/Abstract: The growing use of digital media is awell-observed phenomenon, with 90% of adults regularly accessing the Internet, and youth use averaging at least six hours a day. Together with the increasing digitalization of private and public sector models, digital space is creating a parallel space of social activity. This activity functions in a decentralized structure and across a variety of Websites and platforms, each under its own legal regimes and stakeholders. Information flows are filtered through a few ‘points of control,’ directly impacting interaction between individuals, sovereigns, and other entities. Through popular use, social media and video platforms are becoming especially important gatekeepers. Such platforms have morphed into concentrated arenas for public discourse and attention. While this brings many benefits, it also presents a gamut of new digital manipulation threats which necessitate governance.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-72-7
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English