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Definition Edit

A netizen is a person

for whom the Internet has become an integral part of daily activities; they browse online news sources daily and actively engage in online discourse.[1]

Overview Edit

"This term has different connotations depending on the culture. In the United States, it is used to highlight civic engagement aspects of citizenship and to underscore the value of collective work and the communal aspects of public communications. In China, this term is used to highlight libertarian aspects of citizenship and an individual's freedom to pursue life without state intervention."[2]

References Edit

  1. Internet Freedom and Political Space, at xii.
  2. Id. at 7 n.8.

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