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Kayode-Adedeji, Tolulope and Oyero, Olusola and Aririguzoh, Stella A. (2017) REGULATING THE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GLOBAL RELATIONSHIPS. In: SOCIOINT 2017- 4th International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, 10-12 July 2017, Dubai, UAE.

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The emergence of ICT has opened a global platform for communication to exist locally, nationally and internationally among nations further widening globalisation. This further encourages lots of changes in culture, relationships among nations and global interactions especially changes that involves redefining the identity of many nations across borders. The presence of western power is becoming prominent while values and general way of life are being globally defined by the western culture. Of all the forms of communication platforms provided by the internet, the social media networks are the most used by all ages and category of persons with the fast growing pace at which diverse applications are developed and made available to the public for free. In light of this, there is proof that the social media in this age are driving these changes faster than imagined. This is probably because it is one of the widely used platforms for fast and immediate communication online. Consequently, the social media poses lots of challenges on a global level because of the differences that exist especially amongst cultures and them among countries. Also the platform has been used to take advantage of another user for evil purposes. There is therefore a pressing need for some forms of protection on the social media to shield the identity of nations, ensure security across borders and prevent nation to nation harassment and discrimination. This paper therefore using Blake‘s (1997) prototype proposes ways to ensure social media regulations and also identified the possible challenges that could be faced in regulating social media network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr O S Oyero
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 11:08

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