On issues such as hate speech and cyberbullying on social media

Group members:Aria Zhang, Sulli wang, Cynthia Zheng

Large networks have a large number of users and have borderless communication, allowing political, ideological and cultural expressions, etc., to assume the function of transmitting information, 2019. At the same time, social networks constitute a platform for the dissemination of activities, cyber art and policies for the regulation of activity networks (Alkiviadou, 2019). However, understanding the political economy of the Internet beyond contributing19 ) may therefore lead to social policies may have its impact (Jakubowicz, nd), using some case studies.

Example 1 

British teen’s suicide puts cyber-bullying back in the spotlight


In August 2013, a 14-year-old British girl committed suicide, as a result of cyberbullying, and after Hannah Smith’s father posted on the site indicating the torment she experienced, and in response to strong protests about cyberbullies hiding behind a screen with impunity, the site announced that it would allow users to block questioners and make it easier to report abuse.

Crying child” by Creative Donkey is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.


Reference list

Alkiviadou, N. (2018). Hate speech on social media networks: Towards a regulatory framework? Information & Communications Technology Law, 28(1), 19–35. https://doi.org/10.1080/136008344.1028.149444.1028.149444 。

Jakubowicz A. (nd) Alt_Right white lite: Trolling, hate speech and cyber racism on social media 41-60. https://do.org /10.3316/informit.309784538174296