July 21, 2020
Surveillance and social media during lockdown in South Africa (article from Corona Times)

Read the full article from Corona Times here

From the article:

But there are other kinds of surveillance that we do not often think about. People use social media to watch each other, a trend that is described in the academic literature as “coveillance”. Think for instance about how Twitter has been routinely used for online shaming, to hold individuals accountable for behaviour deemed offensive or problematic.

Reference: Bosch, T. 2020. "Citizen surveillance and social media during South Africa's lockdown". The Corona Times.