A corpo-civic space: A notion To address social media’s corporate/civic hybridity
Keywords:Social Media, Instagram, Facebook, Shadowban, Civic Space, Censorship, Algorithm Bias, Moderation, Social Media Moderation, Online Spaces, Digital Civic Space
This article proposes a solution to understand the spatial hybridity of social media spaces such as Facebook and Instagram, constructed between a corporate entity and a civic space. Switching the main poles of third space theory to represent ‘corporate’ and ‘civic’ spaces, this essay compares Facebook/Instagram to similar off-line spaces in order to propose they are a ‘corpo-civic’ space. In doing so, it provides recommendations for fairer moderation of user content posted on these platforms based on international human rights standards and ethics that already exist off-line.
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