A POLITICAL VIEW AS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN SOCIAL MEDIA

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Muhammad Saeed Ahmed

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Due to advancement of technology, people tend to use social media like Facebook, WatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. to read and share news and information. Social media is defined as a mobile- and web-based technology to create a social network in the virtual world through a collection of online communication channels. Social media technology made the world smaller because people from one part of the country can access information shared by a user from another. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Freedom of expression is the right of every individual to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media—regardless of frontiers. In a democratic country like India, each and every citizen has the right to express and impart information through social media. Because we enjoy this freedom, we can upload, uplink, comment, like, share, etc. through social media. These social media sites provide complete or absolute freedom of expression; but as netizens how are we using it? The main aim of this research paper is to study the Freedom of expression through social media from a political perspective, analyzing the political communication through social media.

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