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- Interactive forms of media that allow users to interact with and publish to each other, generally by means of the Internet.
- The early 21st century saw a huge increase in social media thanks to the widespread availability of the Internet.
- 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, the Guardian:
- "By all means we want people to use social media, but we do not want you to use it in ways that will incite violence," said Jonathan Toy, Southwark council's head of community safety. "This remains a big issue for us and without some form of censorship purely focusing on [violent videos], I'm not sure how we can address it."