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Science  15 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6394, pp. 1193-1194
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat8179

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  • Cyberspace users must learn netiquette/online ethics

    In Custodians of the Internet, Tarleton Gillespie addresses problems of harassment, obscenity, and hate speech on their platforms (1). In the world before cyberspace is born, we are forced to learn etiquette/discipline. Etiquette is behavior that assists survival (2). According to Wikipedia, discipline is action or inaction that is regulated to be in accordance (or to achieve accord) with a system of governance (3). Discipline is commonly applied to regulating human and animal behavior (3). In Chinese, it means decorating beautifully himself/herself. Cyberspace using internet is a relatively new world so that it is not matured. The users of the cyberspace should be forced to learn netiquette/online ethics (4). Otherwise, the cyberspace will be a lawless zone.

    References:
    1. Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Platforms of power, Science 15 Jun 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6394, pp. 1193-1194
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etiquette
    3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discipline
    4. Y. Takefuji, Online ethics: netiquette in the cyberspace (Kyoritsu 1996)

    Competing Interests: None declared.