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DISCUSSION - Unfriended? Social media companies and government censorship in times of violence

York, Jillian; Farrelly, Nicholas; Hamid Abdul, Usman; Sutton, Jacqueline; Logan, Sarah


Do governments ever have the right to cut off or censor internet access? What about in times of civil unrest? Do companies have an obligation to work with governments in such situations, or an obligation to refuse? In a region regularly beset by communal violence and political unrest, but with some of the fastest growing populations of internet users in the world, the rights and responsibilities of companies such as twitter, facebook and youtube are not clear-cut. €‹ €‹Last month, for example,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Other


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