After death many people leave behind not only their worldy goods, but also their accounts on virtual platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This digital inheritance raises some knotty questions that researchers are trying to address.
People filming and photographing accident scenes for social media are increasingly obstructing highway rescuers. And more and more drivers are neglecting the rules for getting out of the way of emergency vehicles.
Many German politicians are regularly threatened and insulted online. The Greens parliamentarian, Özcan Mutlu, is just one example. As election season heats up, so too do the reactions on social media.
A German couple is suing because Facebook won't grant them access to their dead daughter's account. The trial, which began in a Berlin court on Tuesday, touches on the complicated issue of digital legacy.
In a first verdict of its kind, a Pakistani court sentenced a man to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook. But rights groups say the government is using blasphemy as an excuse to muzzle free speech in the country.
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