The Legal Challenges of Social Media

Lorna E Gillies, David Mangan

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? This book engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages256
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Publication series

NameLaw, Technology and Society


  • social media
  • internet law
  • public-private divide
  • regulation
  • law and social media
  • internet society


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