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Social Media Data Misuse

Version 1 : Received: 11 March 2021 / Approved: 12 March 2021 / Online: 12 March 2021 (08:05:09 CET)

How to cite: Soussan, T.; Trovati, M. Social Media Data Misuse. Preprints 2021, 2021030331. Soussan, T.; Trovati, M. Social Media Data Misuse. Preprints 2021, 2021030331.


The present high-tech landscape has allowed institutes to undergo digital transformation in addition to the storing of exceptional bulks of information from several resources, such as mobile phones, debit cards, GPS, transactions, online logs, and e-records. With the growth of technology, big data has grown to be a huge resource for several corporations that helped in encouraging enhanced strategies and innovative enterprise prospects. This advancement has also offered the expansion of linkable data resources. One of the famous data sources is social media platforms. Ideas and different types of content are being posted by thousands of people via social networking sites. These sites have provided a modern method for operating companies efficiently. However, some studies showed that social media platforms can be a source for misinformation at which some users tend to misuse social media data. In this work, the ethical concerns and conduct in online communities has been reviewed in order to see how social media data from different platforms has been misused, and to highlight some of the ways to avoid the misuse of social media data.


Social media ethics; Social media; data misuse; data integrity


Social Sciences, Media studies

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