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C. Sharp, '#Vulnerability - Expectations of Justice through Accounts of Terror on Twitter' (2018) 2 Journal of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 1-18.

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Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies


There is little doubt that new digital technologies have performed a dynamic function in transforming culture, both positively and negatively. In an increasingly networked world, social media platforms have not just transformed the way individuals communicate, but they have also amplified and intensified the way they interpret, critique and legitimise the achievement of law and justice within communities. Law now finds expression, facilitation and transformation in emerging digital media platforms and it is important to reflect on and explore the performance of social media in its role of challenging and transforming expectations of law and justice.