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Terrorist Content and the Social Media Ecosystem: The Role of Regulation / Patrick Bishop, Stuart Macdonald

Digital Jihad: Online Communication and Violent Extremism, Pages: 135 - 152

Swansea University Authors: Patrick Bishop, Stuart Macdonald

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There are growing calls for the imposition of regulatory measures that require social media companies to do more to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Against this backdrop, this chapter discusses what form these measures should take. After detailing how terrorist groups' efforts to...

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Published in: Digital Jihad: Online Communication and Violent Extremism
Published: Milan ISPI 2019
Online Access: https://www.ispionline.it/sites/default/files/pubblicazioni/ispi-digitaljihad_web.pdf#page=135
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description There are growing calls for the imposition of regulatory measures that require social media companies to do more to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Against this backdrop, this chapter discusses what form these measures should take. After detailing how terrorist groups' efforts to disseminate their propaganda utilise a variety of different social media platforms (including, but not limited to, the social media giants), the chapter offers three arguments. First, there is no one-size-fits-all regulatory intervention. A diverse regulatory toolkit is necessary. Second, efforts to regulate social media companies must be responsive to a range of factors, including the company’s size and the extent of its engagement with the regulator. Third, in order to ensure responsivity, the regulatory toolkit should be arranged in a pyramid structure, where each layer of the pyramid consists of sanctions of increasing severity.
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