April 2016: Whither Social Media Governance?

posted Apr 20, 2016, 5:23 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos

Virgilio A.F. Almeida, Danilo Doneda, Yasodara Cordova, "Whither Social Media Governance?", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.20, no. 2, pp. 82-84, Mar.-Apr. 2016, doi:10.1109/MIC.2016.32

Abstract: Due to their enormous popularity, social network platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are constantly viewed as stand-ins for public spaces. Although they have their own rules, there are ethical aspects that demand governance to guarantee their compliance with human rights. This article seeks to explore the essentials that could impact social networks' governance, drawing attention to aspects of possible solutions.