Is Social Media a Human Right? Exploring the Scope of Internet Rights

International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog, December 5, 2014

7 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2014

Date Written: December 5, 2014

Abstract

This article explores the basis for social media being recognised as a human right, how such services have come to be seen as both democracy-enabling and rights-infringing, and further examines social media's contentious relationship with authoritarian regimes.

Keywords: Arab Spring, Free Expression, ICCPR, Right to Internet, Social Media, Twitter

Suggested Citation

Jones, Brian Christopher, Is Social Media a Human Right? Exploring the Scope of Internet Rights (December 5, 2014). International Journal of Constitutional Law Blog, December 5, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2534617

Brian Christopher Jones (Contact Author)

University of Sheffield, School of Law ( email )

Sheffield
United Kingdom

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