The Dark Side of Social Media

How Does Criminal Law Behave?




European Policies, Hate Speech, Social media, Criminal Law


The paper focuses on the mechanisms, offences and practices connected to unchartered (underdeveloped) crimes in the information society. The virtual world represents a central part of modern (modem) life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Omnipresent social media, media sharing platforms, chat sites, web forums, and blogs radically change the way current societies operate. These instruments attract more and more attention from public security planners. This type of research is a normative legal study. The approach used is the law approach and conceptual approach. The legal material consists of primary and secondary legal materials. Basically, the Criminal law system has to adapt to social media to emphasise the legality principle (structure of cases in point) and guarantee measures (prohibition of broadening liability) in the post-modern world. This topic shall look at the role and the problems of criminal law related to multiple profiles, analysing the criminological aspects proposed below.

Author Biography

Maria Antonella Pasculli, University of Bari Aldo Moro

Department of Jurisprudence
University of Bari Aldo Moro
Piazza Umberto I, 1,
70121 Bari BA; Italy


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How to Cite

Pasculli, M. A. (2022). The Dark Side of Social Media: How Does Criminal Law Behave? . Bratislava Law Review, 6(2), 113–128.