This study will critically explore and analyse the law surrounding the regulation of social media, focusing on the archaic nature of the legislation and possible future reform. Social media has facilitated and exacerbated a wealth of problems, from cybercrime to the balancing act of freedom of expression; causing gaps in the legislation and adversely affecting the protection offered to users and victims of online harms. It will be argued that the law is in imperative need of reform due to the archaic nature of the law not being up to date with the social changes of the 21st century in light of the technological development; social media. Concluding that a new comprehensive framework is essential to harmonise the law and ensure internet safety is enhanced.
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