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    Regulating for responsibility: reputation and social media

    Mangan, David (2015) Regulating for responsibility: reputation and social media. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 29 (1). pp. 16-32. ISSN 1360-0869

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    The framework brought forward by the United Kingdom’s Defamation Act 2013 underlines a traditional hierarchy of expression in which news media are viewed as high-level speech. Although of a different form, social media are a dominant means of expression. The current study explores the rationale for a more robust and forceful discussion of responsibility in speech on social media platforms. The underlying premise here is that speech should be viewed as a qualified good and that a more appropriate paradigm is one found in the phrase ‘freedom to participate’.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: defamation; responsibility; user-generated content;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 11700
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    Depositing User: David Mangan
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 10:19
    Journal or Publication Title: International Review of Law, Computers & Technology
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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