Monitoring Social Networks in the First Nation-State that Achieved a Network Neutrality Law, a Case-Study in Chile
Proceedings of the 7th ACORN-REDECOM Conference, Mexico D. F. (Mexico), May 17-18, 2013
10 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2013
Date Written: April 30, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to create a theoretical model to implement a governmental policy to monitor the Internet and the social networks as spaces to promote political participation and identify need and concerns of the population, while protecting the freedom of speech and establishing limits for policies that could affect citizens’ privacy rights.
For research methodology purposes, an exploratory case-study was conducted in Chile. The study relies in mixed methods of data collection, including interviews and information contained in newspapers and social media, which were coded and analyzed using coding software.
This project adopts the theory of the marketplace of ideas to evaluate the role of the Internet as a space for political participation within a legal framework that set limits to governments’ actions when monitoring policies are created.
Keywords: Chile, social networks, marketplace of ideas, freedom of expression, privacy
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