Towards a theoretical model of social media surveillance in contemporary society

@article{Fuchs2015TowardsAT,
  title={Towards a theoretical model of social media surveillance in contemporary society},
  author={C. Fuchs and D. Trottier},
  journal={Communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={40},
  pages={113 - 135}
}
  • C. Fuchs, D. Trottier
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Communications
  • Abstract ‘Social media’ like Facebook or Twitter have become tremendously popular in recent years. Their popularity provides new opportunities for data collection by state and private companies, which requires a critical and theoretical focus on social media surveillance. The task of this paper is to outline a theoretical framework for defining social media surveillance in the context of contemporary society, identifying its principal characteristics, and understanding its broader societal… CONTINUE READING
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