A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Social Media Ethics’.
LinkedIn aptly defines the term ‘Social Media Ethics’ as follows: “Ethics, by definition, is the concept of what is good, bad, right and wrong. In social media, the right ethics equals the right perspective and the right thinking on how to leverage social media appropriately and how to engage people in the right manner.”
Simply put, social media ethics involves people following certain etiquette to maintain decorum, peace, and harmony. This is also referred to as ‘netiquette’.
Predominantly, social media ethics involve basic ethics such as maintaining one’s own and others’ dignity, respect and privacy. In an online platform full of virtual strangers, this becomes very important to follow to safeguard one’s own self and also others.
Linkedin, Pinterest, and YouTube are viewed as the most ethical social media companies free of a lot of ethical issues prevalent (such as identity theft).