Author: KUDASOV V. S.

Communicology. 2016. v.4, n.2
KUDASOV Vadim Sergeevich – Master of Public Administration and Municipal Management in « Public Relations and Media Impacts «, Chief expert of the department of marketing research of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.

Abstract:The author opens a modern look at the controversial actions of the governments of various states that under the pretext of creating a global system of citizens' personal data security and counter-terrorism wish to put under control the activity of citizens in social networks. The rapid growth of global connectedness contributes to overcoming the citizens of different states, not only administrative borders, communication, international, ethnic and cultural barriers, but also becomes a factor stimulating the rapid growth of immorality, an additional channel of distribution of child pornography, a platform for the ardent attacks motivated by ethnic hatred, extremism, separatism and of various forms of terrorism. The time of «life» of social networks users is rapidly increasing. Do we need a special law regulating this sphere of human activity and behavior online or adequacy of
existing legislation? Is it possible to counter extremism in social networks, without undermining the rights of citizens? Whether social networks’ users want them to cooperate in this direction with the state or we have to seem the Internet as a «private zone»? Are social networks ready for interaction with special services and where is the «golden mean» of the balance between benefit and harm of
social media, between freedom of interpersonal communication and public expression of citizens and opposition calls for overthrow of power, nationalism, separatism and terrorism by persons and organizations that are now using the legal confusion in this area, furthermore are actively using modern means of mass communication to influence the younger generation which is increasingly
using social media as a primary source of information and are highly susceptible to influence from social media.

Keywords: social media, social networks, Facebook, Twitter, social network
users, Millennials, intelligence agencies, the audience of social networks,
internetization,,, Group, Instagram, safety
in social networks, US policy makers.

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