Online Content Control, Memory and Community Isolation

  • Artur de Matos Alves


Artur Alves discusses a 2011 defamation case against a Portuguese online community and association of precarious workers (Precários Inflexíveis). He argues that prospects for a strengthening of community cannot overlook the facts of contemporary life at the margins—connectivity without leisure, work without security, presence without sense of belonging. If community-building and identity-sharing move online to overcome these dilemmas, socio-technological systems should be revised so as to not hinder the prospects of a more open and plural public life.


Online Community Social Networking Service Precarious Worker Content Control Transparency Report 
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The author would like to acknowledge the representatives of the Precários Inflexíveis association for their answers to queries.


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  • Artur de Matos Alves
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  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontréalCanada

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