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Freedom of Expression. Are We Safe Online? [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(2): 175-181 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.74755

Freedom of Expression. Are We Safe Online?

Kamila Danilovna Shaibakova
Kazan Federal University, Russia

The article sheds light on the problem of freedom of expression as well as privacy online. Nowadays, intermediaries such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter play a crucial role in the lives of people. Their policies, in addition to the governmental regulations, could seriously affect human rights. The extraterritoriality and non-state actor status of transnational companies are also problems when considering the violation of human rights as legally transnational corporations cannot violate rights as non-state actors and have no obligation towards people. In addition, fake news and trolley factories became an actual problem that claimed to be able to affect even elections.
Furthermore, they could affect the right to know and receive information, which constitutes a part of the general right to freedom of expression. However, as the recent examples show, social media platforms knowingly keep fake information despite the public announcement of human rights commitments. In addition, while claiming the dedication to human rights protection, businesses are still more interested in profit.

Keywords: freedom of expression, Risk assessment, Due diligence, Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte, human rights

Kamila Danilovna Shaibakova. Freedom of Expression. Are We Safe Online?. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(2): 175-181

Corresponding Author: Kamila Danilovna Shaibakova, Russia
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