It is important for people to be aware that copyright still applies to digital materials uploadedto theinternet. As a rule of thumb, any digital material, written, image ect, taken from another person, or that is not yours, cant be uploaded onto the internet. You are exempt from this if you have gained the permission from the owner of said digital material. As you donot have the right to distribute other people’s works without their permission, in some cases, legal action can take place. Understanding the importance of copyright within social media is key in preventing copyright issue from occurring.
Linked below is a wonderful source outlining further the copyright implications with regard to uploading material to social media.