Social Media: Foundations of the Cyber-Society and the Role of Law | University of Oxford

Social Media: Foundations of the Cyber-Society and the Role of Law

Speaker
Denis Galligan, Iginio Gagliardone, Bernie Hogan, Jacob Rowbottom, Nicole Stremlau, Damian Tambini, Ying Yu
Event date
Event time
9:30
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Haldane Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

In enabling the creation and rapid spread of social media, the internet has created a new social arena in which vast numbers of people are engaged.

In common with other social arenas, such as the family, the school, the corporation, cyber-society is rapidly developing its own social structure of understandings, normative conventions, and regulatory mechanisms.

This workshop will identify the key concepts that make up the cognitive, normative, and regulatory structure of the cyber-society, and consider the implications of these amorpohous and unregulated online social spaces for personal identity, freedom of expression, privacy, and state sovereignty.

This workshop is convened in collaboration with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.