To inform or to interact, that is the question: the role of freedom of information in social media policies
2011 (English)In: Information Science and Social Media: Proceedings of the International Conference Information Science and Social Media ISSOME 2011, August 24-26, Åbo/Turku, Finland / [ed] I Huvila, K Holmberg, M Kronqvist-Berg, Åbo Akademi University , 2011, 11-28 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The concept of freedom of information has been raised to a fundamental good that permeats all aspects of modern democratic societies. The goal of this paper is to explore the role of this principle in relation to local authorities attempts to increase citizen participation via increased levels of social media usage. We argued that social media policy work raises a conflict in connection to the established norms of freedom of information and the ideological underpinnings of the technology in use. Our analysis builds on a Swedish case study and illustrates the conflict between citizen-government interaction via social media technologies and the established norms of freedom of information.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo Akademi University , 2011. 11-28 p.
freedom of information act, social media, social media policy, municipality policy, social media research
Research subject Library and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6625Local ID: 2320/9435ISBN: 978-952-12-2654-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6625DiVA: diva2:887321