Legal Education Guide for Social Media Users

Social media denotes computer technologies, internet-based that facilitate, sharing, dissemination, and impartation of information, ideas, and thoughts. The most commonly evident social media activities include video sharing, social networks which keep close in touch, business networks that facilitate business through marketing and sales, photo sharing, blogging, social gaming, reviews, and virtual worlds. Amongst the most common social media sites including; Facebook a social networking site, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, WeChat, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram used for images and videos, QQ, QZone, Douyin/Tik Tok, Sino Weibo, Pinterest, and LinkedIn a social networking site. It should be noted that social media by design promotes participation, openness to feedback from users, conversation, the quick formation of communities, and connectedness.

Tagged: Human Rights Work Guides

This guide was developed by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and walks you through the international, regional, and national human rights instruments governing freedom of expression and access to information online including social media in Uganda. At the International and regional level, the guide walks you through some of the instruments that Uganda is a signatory to and the level of adherence and the guide provides recommendations on what needs to be done to promote freedom of expression and access to information online including social media. At the national level, the guide walks you through the relevant frameworks, their interpretations, and applications, criminal charges, and penalties associated with the framework. In addition, the guide provides some tips for social media users to safely and freely navigate online platforms

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