This presentation looks at the mission statement and Corporate Social Responsibility claims of Twitter, comparing the company’s actions with their claims. Twitter brands itself as a positive civic actor and a force for good by providing an open forum for discussion, organization and dissemination of important information. However, as a private business funded by investors, Twitter’s bottom line is to collect user data for advertisers and generate profit for those investors.
We also looked at the concept of other social media platforms like Facebook and Google+ acting as sovereign digital entities regulating public speech through privately regulated forums. Click the link below to view the presentation: