Social Media and Law


As the prevalence of social media continues to rise, consumers are recognizing ways in which social media can direct them to better sources for purchasing.

As a result, businesses are now jumping on the social media bandwagon at a rapid pace, embracing social networks to achieve their marketing and business goals.

Identify one (1) of the major social media outlets and write a three page paper in which you:

Discuss the four (4) components of a legally astute social media marketing manager who utilizes social media outlets for consumer transactions and how each component can mitigate the risk involved in doing business in cyberspace.



List and analyze methods of alternative dispute resolution and determine which would be most effective in resolving genuine disputes that arise with consumers who may make purchases from businesses that provide links via social media.


Since consumer transactions on social media can occur across state lines, determine how the federal government can best control these transactions.


Examine the three (3) branches of government and discuss which can effectuate the most significant impact on regulating consumer transactions via social media outlets. Support your decision.


Explain whether or not the agency relationship exists on social media sites between the social media provider and businesses that utilize the site for advertising. Support your answer.


Facebook is one of the social media platforms which consumers use regularly to look for direction on sources of purchasing. Facebook leads amongst the social media networks where businesses are jumping over to achieve their sales and marketing objectives. However, for an organization to achieve its objectives from social media marketing, a legally astute social media marketing manager is required who must possess four most important components. These four components include: acquaintance of the pertinent law and correct application of legal tools, Proactive approach on the importance of law and its effects to an organization, ability to apply well-versed judgments and decisions, and value laden attitude.