Regulating social media : legal and ethical considerations
- edited by Susan J. Drucker and Gary Gumpert.
- New York : Peter Lang, 
- Physical description
- ix, 250 pages ; 23 cm.
- Communication law ; v. 2.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Thoughts on social media, law, and ethics / Susan J. Drucker & Gary Gumpert
- Privacy, identity and public engagement among digital natives / Star Muir
- Swimming in cyber-cesspools : defamation law in the age of social media / Dale A. Herbeck
- Cyberharassment and cyberbullying : "there ought to be a law" / Juliet Dee
- Brains and behavior : addressing amplified adolescent visibility in the global village / Mary Ann Allison and Eric Allison
- Protection or prosecution : Julian Assange and Wikileaks making waves with a cybersplash / Adrienne Hacker-Daniels
- Revisiting the right "to be let alone" in the age of social media / Warren Sandmann
- Transparency, misrepresentation, and social media / Douglas C. Strahler & Thomas R. Flynn
- Digital red light zones : alternative approach to regulating adult online social media / Bruce E. Drushel
- Social media, public relations and ethics / Suzanne Berman
- Toward a new code of ethics : social media in journalism / Kelly Fincham
- Epilogue: Back to the future / Susan J. Drucker & Gary Gumpert.
- Publisher's summary
Convergence, participatory culture, multimedia technologies, and social media platforms are creating new communicative opportunities that fundamentally influence citizenship and journalism. Social media present a staggering breadth of legal and ethical matters to consider. The limits and laws of free expression in this new media landscape are beginning to emerge both domestically and internationally, causing us to ask the following questions: How do we conceive of privacy? Should the law protect citizen journalists? How do social media affect ethical obligations of journalists and public relations professionals? These are just a few of the issues raised by the new social media landscape. Myriad standards of professional ethics command compliance in order for various media industries to function. Scholarly researchers of social media have not yet focused on the rights of expression and ethical obligations of the new media environment. This volume will address the scope and nature of this developing environment of expression with chapter topics ranging from privacy, cyber-bullying, and harassment to defamation, intellectual property rights, and online safety.
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- Publication date
- Communication law, 2153-1390 ; v. 2
- 9781433114830 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 1433114836 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9781433114847 (hardcover)
- 1433114844 (hardcover)
- 9781453909720 (e-book)
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