tag - digital ethics

Cancel Culture in Journalism?

February 20, 2023

2020 and 2021 were years marked by the concept of “cancelling.” To cancel someone or something means to stop supporting that person, business, or organization. It could also mean using…...
Cancel Culture in Journalism?

With Great Fame Comes Great Responsibility?

February 13, 2023

TikTok Influencers have a lot of power. Should they use it in ethical ways?...
With Great Fame Comes Great Responsibility?

The Ethics of DNA Predictive Technology in Law Enf...

December 5, 2022

What are the ethical tradeoffs of surveillance software in online education?...
The Ethics of DNA Predictive Technology in Law Enforcement

Imperfections or Revealing Mistakes on Twitter?

November 30, 2022

What ethical concerns arise when Twitter users can edit their tweets?...
Imperfections or Revealing Mistakes on Twitter?

Newsworthy Expression or Tragic Tea?

October 18, 2022

What happens when YouTube drama channels switch from influencer gossip to serious tragedies?...
Newsworthy Expression or Tragic Tea?

Is Coordinated Political Activity on Social Media ...

October 13, 2022

Are coordinated political campaigns ethical?...
Is Coordinated Political Activity on Social Media a Threat to Democracy?

The Ethics of TikTok Trends

September 15, 2022

When do popular TikTok trends become unethical?...
The Ethics of TikTok Trends

Socratic Discussion or Masked Bigotry?

September 1, 2022

How offensive can trolls be? A case study in online free speech....
Socratic Discussion or Masked Bigotry?

More than a Fashion Faux Pas?

August 25, 2022

Can inclusive advertising survive the heavy hand of Facebook's able-biased AI?...
More than a Fashion Faux Pas?
Internet Activism

Internet Activism or Cyberterrorism?

August 18, 2022

Is hacktivism an ethical form of protest or activism?...
Internet Activism or Cyberterrorism?

A Straight Man in Damascus?

July 26, 2022

Can a blog author blur their identity to increase attention on an important issue?...
A Straight Man in Damascus?

Ethical Challenges in the Fight against Gun Violen...

July 11, 2022

What are ethical concerns with police using technology to detect gunshots?...
Ethical Challenges in the Fight against Gun Violence

Promoting Safety or Infringing on Privacy?

June 16, 2022

What are the ethical tradeoffs of surveillance software in online education?...
Promoting Safety or Infringing on Privacy?

All (Free) Press is Good Press

May 12, 2022

How should journalists cover inflammatory politicians?...
All (Free) Press is Good Press

Imprecise Reporting or Missing the Point?

April 19, 2022

Was NPR being imprecise or misleading in their coverage of masking on the Supreme Court?...
Imprecise Reporting or Missing the Point?

“Act Like You’re Crying”

February 1, 2022

What are the ethics of influencers and kidfluencers on YouTube?...
“Act Like You’re Crying”

Defamation, Copyright, and Journalism in India

January 26, 2022

Should news organizations in India sue other sites who use their content to criticize it?...
Defamation, Copyright, and Journalism in India

Aiding the Cause or Enabling Performative Activism...

January 19, 2022

What are the ethics of sharing social justice posts on Instagram?...
Aiding the Cause or Enabling Performative Activism?

Democratizing the Best or Enabling the Worst?

January 13, 2022

Is Amazon's easy self-publishing good or bad for democracy?...
Democratizing the Best or Enabling the Worst?

Should Our Past Follow Us Forever Online?

December 13, 2021

What are the ethics of unpublishing or removing news items?...
Should Our Past Follow Us Forever Online?

Getting the News Out with Apple News+

December 7, 2021

What ethical concerns arise when Apple distributes the news?...
Getting the News Out with Apple News+

Twitter’s Difficult Choice in India

October 26, 2021

How should Twitter deal with government demands to regulate speech in India?...
Twitter’s Difficult Choice in India

The Latest in Dirty Campaign Tricks?

October 20, 2021

Do cheapfakes raise new ethical problems in political communication?...
The Latest in Dirty Campaign Tricks?
Stopping the Spread of Anti-Vax Memes

Stopping the Spread of Anti-Vax Memes

February 8, 2021

Should platforms censor anti-vaccination memes to help end the pandemic?...
Stopping the Spread of Anti-Vax Memes

Paying Your Way to the Top

May 20, 2020

Are purchases made in multiplayer video games unethical and unfair?...
Paying Your Way to the Top

The Different Species of the Online Catfish

March 24, 2020

What ethical complexities circle around catfishing and online deception?...
The Different Species of the Online Catfish

The Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

February 26, 2019

March 26, 2019: What ethical challenges arise in researching digital fan culture?...
The Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

Media Freedom and the Middle East

February 6, 2019

February 19, 2019: How do you create media freedom in the Middle East?...
Media Freedom and the Middle East

“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”

January 14, 2019

When does the creation and sharing of internet memes go too far?...
“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”

Does the Photo Fit the News?

December 11, 2018

What happens when a powerful image becomes the face of the immigration debate?...
Does the Photo Fit the News?

Digital Immortality on an App

December 10, 2018

When AI chatbots let us talk with the dead, what ethical issues might haunt us?...
Digital Immortality on an App

Is It Only A Game?

December 6, 2018

First-person shooter video games are popular. But are they ethical to enjoy?...
Is It Only A Game?

“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”

December 5, 2018

What are the ethical issues that arise with naming and shaming racists online?...
“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”

How Can I Be So Mean to Myself?

December 4, 2018

What are the ethical concerns with the new phenomena of digital self-harm?...
How Can I Be So Mean to Myself?

Don’t “Like” My Children

November 28, 2018

What could go wrong when parents share information about their children online?...
Don’t “Like” My Children

When Actors Become Characters

November 26, 2018

What are the ethics of fictional works created by fans that involve real people as characters?...
When Actors Become Characters

Filtering Out Cyberbullying

November 23, 2018

What are the ethical issues raised by Instagram's efforts to filter out cyberbullying?...
Filtering Out Cyberbullying

To Catfish or Not to Catfish?

November 15, 2018

What are the ethical problems with "catfishing" online?...
To Catfish or Not to Catfish?

Disrupting Journalism Ethics

November 14, 2018

What ethical challenges confront the public relations practitioner?...
Disrupting Journalism Ethics

Ethics in Public Relations

November 14, 2018

What ethical challenges confront the public relations practitioner?...
Ethics in Public Relations

Gaming the System?

November 4, 2018

What are the ethical problems with cheating in Fortnite?...
Gaming the System?

Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before

October 31, 2018

When does fan fiction cross the line from inspired creativity to unethical stealing?...
Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

October 25, 2018

Must we always be civil in our protests and activism?...
Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

October 4, 2018

What ethical issues arise when we ask employees to use their own mobile devices?...
Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

AI and Online Hate Speech

September 25, 2018

Can AI save us from online hate speech? Or will it learn our worst traits?...
AI and Online Hate Speech

Google Assistant and the Ethics of AI

September 24, 2018

What ethical issues arise when realistic-sounding AI is used in human interactions?...
Google Assistant and the Ethics of AI

Moral Psychology and Media

September 12, 2018

September 19, 2018: What can psychology tell us about media ethics?...
Moral Psychology and Media

Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

September 12, 2018

September 25, 2018: What ethical issues are raised by cell phones at work?...
Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

The Ethics of Media Criticism

May 2, 2018

What are the ethics of media criticism in turbulent political times?...
The Ethics of Media Criticism

Finsta Fad

April 30, 2018

What are the real ethical issues raised by fake Instagram accounts?...
Finsta Fad

What Exactly is Revenge Porn or Nonconsensual Porn...

April 20, 2018

[ARTICLE]: Is revenge porn really simple to identify and legislate?...
What Exactly is Revenge Porn or Nonconsensual Pornography?

Media Ethics and Virtual Reality

April 18, 2018

What ethical issues are raised by the use of virtual reality in journalism?...
Media Ethics and Virtual Reality

Biometrics, Data, and Privacy

April 17, 2018

Does national security trade off with privacy in biometric identification?...
Biometrics, Data, and Privacy

Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit

April 4, 2018

What ethical issues are created in Reddit's attempts to clean up its act?...
Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit

Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

April 4, 2018

Dr. David Gunkel (NIU) discusses robot rights and digital ethics....
Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

Fake News, Fake Porn, and AI

March 29, 2018

What are the ethical issues involved in the use of AI in creating fake video content?...
Fake News, Fake Porn, and AI

Bullying our First Amendment?

March 19, 2018

What are the legal and ethical implications of bullying by text message?...
Bullying our First Amendment?

danah boyd on Digital Ethics

March 14, 2018

Watch Dr. danah boyd's talk on digital ethics, big data, and artificial intelligence....
danah boyd on Digital Ethics

Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

January 26, 2018

April 10, 2018: What does virtual reality mean for digital ethics and journalism?...
Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

January 19, 2018

April 3, 2018: Do robots have rights? What do robots mean for digital ethics?...
Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

The Dark Side of Social Media

November 27, 2017

A panel of experts discusses the dark side of social media....
The Dark Side of Social Media

Panel Shines Light on the Dark Issues of Social Me...

November 16, 2017

[ARTICLE] What is the dark side of social media? A panel of experts discuss privacy concerns and more in our online lives....
Panel Shines Light on the Dark Issues of Social Media

Stressing Ethics in an Unfiltered Age

March 3, 2017

It is more important than ever for members of the media to stay ethical and informed, according to Mary Bock, associate professor of in the School of Journalism, during a talk...
Stressing Ethics in an Unfiltered Age

Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn

March 1, 2017

March 21, 2017: What are the ethical issues involved in online revenge porn, and what tough ethical decisions are involved in fighting it?...
Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn