When looking into New Communication Technologies, often the first thing that comes to mind is social media. These networking platforms have exploded onto the internet and almost everyone is interacting with them, facebook alone has more than 1.23 billion active members.
But how many of these members are aware of the how their privacy is being exploited or that their supposed right of free speech is being restricted, and that what they say and do online can have impact offline?
My research essay argues that free speech and privacy are no longer legitimate concepts on social media and that users need to be aware of the issues surrounding their online interaction. The first section will bring to light the consequences that participating in ‘free speech’ online can potentially have, which shows how this notion of ‘freedom’ is being obliterated. Secondly, the argument will look at the mining of personal data by large internet corporations and the ‘free labour’ that social platform users provide to advertising companies and lastly, the awareness that internet users have on these matters will be discussed.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in learning more on, stick around for the full essay next week and don’t forget to check out my research so far at https://bubbl.us/?s=7163946#MzU5NjQ5NC83MTYzOTQ2L2VmNzg4MDUzYjJmZDFmMWM0MDdiMWQ3NzZlNWRhMDA3?X