CYBERETHICS: THE NEXUS OF CYBER LAW AND ETHICS

CYBERETHICS: THE NEXUS OF CYBER LAW AND ETHICS

If you encounter online or was personally directed this twitter post “Do the world a favor, kill yourself. P.S. Have a nice day“[1], how will this impact to you as an individual? Perhaps, you may feel assaulted, annoyed or threatened or you might just not mind it or just tweet #AlDubYou [2].  We have to admit that across the internet lies the temptation or simply, an option to cause an action, a reaction,or  to stress a point,  to cause some distress  or  plainly, purposely sought to harm another. And we build conflicts along the way that develop to a cycle, that spreads and escalates online affecting vulnerable and unseen targets, a cycle of indifference, a web of wrongs, if not a culture of criminal minds. We are so exposed to the many threats this online world offers. We may keep quiet, abort from the cyberspace or just simply escape. But where does freedom really lie? Others pose that right to self expression should not be hampered by certain limitations as rules or laws regulating the social media. And we raise the issues that the right to internet access is a recognized human right as pointed by the United Nations, that wifi or the internet now included in the hierarchy of needs, and this should not be derogated upon, not even by our own governments. We have gone too far.  We have been through a lot that our liberty is now even questioned or say,  must be regulated.  A noted author, Patrick Henry in his speech to the Virginia Convention of 1775  opined, Give me liberty or give me death!!...