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A corpo-civic space: A notion To address social media’s corporate/civic hybridity

Are, C. (2020). A corpo-civic space: A notion To address social media’s corporate/civic hybridity. First Monday, 25(6), doi: 10.5210/fm.v25i6.10603


This article proposes a solution to understand the spatial hybridity of social media spaces such as Facebook and Instagram, constructed between a corporate entity and a civic space. Switching the main poles of third space theory to represent ‘corporate’ and ‘civic’ spaces, this essay compares Facebook/Instagram to similar off-line spaces in order to propose they are a ‘corpo-civic’ space. In doing so, it provides recommendations for fairer moderation of user content posted on these platforms based on international human rights standards and ethics that already exist off-line.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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