Law on Mass Media and Communication 8th Exercise Fair Comment and what can be considered as not a fair comment (abuse of free speech)
Based on the legitimate subjects of fair comment as discussed in jurisprudence and taken up in class (
1.Affairs of the state, the workings of government, acts of governance, and acts of public officials; 2.The manner of administering public institutions such as educational, religious, charitable institutions; 3.The quality of public infrastructure, public works, public utilities; 4.The work of employees and personnel in public utilities, public works, public infrastructure, public services; 5.Consumer products; 6.Advertisements; 7.Literary and artistic work including films, exhibits; 8.Public entertainments (all kinds as long as these are publicly shown such as TV shows); 9.Involvement in public events such as sports, fashion shows, performances; 10.…and a catch-all category — “Appeals to the public”) and
and the standards for fair comment (it must be on a legitimate subject of fair comment; it must be based on an actual event or must have some basis in fact; and it must be the author’s honest opinion),
give three examples of comments as tweets or FB posts or Instagram comments (redact the URLs and names; redact profanities and curse words ) that are NOT considered as fair comment and are in fact abusive behavior online. In order to avoid confusion, make sure you use the heading : ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR ONLINE in your post [Timeframe: comments (tweets, IG comments, FB posts) from August 15, 2019 to November 21, 2019].
The deadline is at 1pm Thursday November 21, 2019.