SAHRC Concerned About Social Media

The SAHRC has expressed concern about the unregulated nature of communication activity on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and others

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has expressed concern about the unregulated nature of communication activity on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and others.

In a press statement, SAHRC chairperson, Lawrence Mushwana, points out that the current environment where there are no regulatory mechanisms to fully subject, among others, user-registration to the relevant legislative provisions, has resulted in users of these sites engaging in acts of hate speech or other human rights violations.

Mushwana's concern follows the Hawks' announcement that they had launched an investigation after the Sunday Times published a Facebook image of a ‘white man with a rifle posing over what appears to be a lifeless body of a black child like a hunter celebrating his kill’.

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Source: 
News24

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