A Breakout Session at the 5th UNAOC Global Forum, February 2013, Vienna
The workshop focused on the emerging role of social media and the balance between regulation policies, ethics of communication and freedom of expression. Panelists discussed how, on one hand, social media can provide platforms for the exercise of free speech while, on the other hand, it may also facilitate practices that could incite violent confrontations. They asked: what should we do if the possibilities of social media are misused? Is censorship the answer?