media update’s Christine Beukes takes you through seven FAQs about the law of social media in South Africa in our latest infographic.

Hands up. You’re under arrest. Why? Because you just unknowingly committed copyright infringement by sharing that user’s post.

Confused? You’re not alone.

There are many legal implications when it comes to the laws of social media, and not many people are aware of the consequences — or even how to tell if they’ve done something illegal.

That’s why it’s important to read up on these laws in order to avoid finding yourself in handcuffs.

Ready to be informed?

Here are seven FAQs about social media law in South Africa answered:

Have any encounters with the law in regards to social media in South Africa? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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