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CROSS JURISDICTIONAL ANALYSIS OF OBLIGATIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA PROVIDERS

This post is authored by Jotsaroop Singh and Bhumija Upadhyay, Junior Editors at RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR).

Introduction

Social Media is the new playground of the 21st century, and the laws are yet to catch up. Regulation of social media spaces has been a huge concern since their fast proliferation across the globe, especially considering the effects they have on the general populace as a group and as individuals. This influence which social media exerts has been demonstrably prone to misuse, with the disinformation campaign undertaken by Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. Election being a prime example of this.


This means that the paradigm of obligations on Social Media Providers is shifting across the world, with each jurisdiction introducing unique changes which affect the