International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Communication or Media Studies | Egypt | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

Perception of Social Media Harm and Regulation in Egypt

Amany Bassyouny

Abstract: Millions of Egyptians are increasingly depending on social media in their everyday lives. Although social media technology offered Egyptian citizens a free platform to learn, interact and engage with their surrounding world, it caused various forms of harms to vulnerable users, especially females. Social media harms were associated with increasing phenomena of rising numbers of various cybercrimes in Egypt, which lead to the enactment of Anti-cybercrime laws and policies to regulate social media. This exploratory study aimed at discovering the perception of Egyptian female university students of social media harms and their opinion regarding social media regulation solutions. The results indicated that although all 188 participants were exposed to harmful content on social media, they held a neutral mindset regarding social media and most participants believed that all forms of social media regulation will be effective in reducing social media harms.

Keywords: social media, harm, regulation, Egypt

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 285 - 291

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