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How the Public Views Deletion of Offensive Comment...

June 16, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement teamed up with researchers in three countries to examine how the public perceives comment deletion and the moderators who do it. Read More
How the Public Views Deletion of Offensive Comments

A Tool for Racial Equality or Cancel Culture?

April 26, 2021

Should Yelp be in the business of branding businesses as racist? Read More
A Tool for Racial Equality or Cancel Culture?

Journalist Engagement in Facebook Comments: Try Ac...

March 24, 2021

We tested journalist responses to Facebook comments on news stories in order to find out which responses led to more positive perceptions regarding the news outlets and its comment moderation.…
Journalist Engagement in Facebook Comments: Try Acknowledging Commenters’ Emotions

What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Fac...

March 3, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement asked American adults to answer questions about how platforms like Facebook and Google operate. The answers we received revealed important gaps in what the American…
What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Facebook and Google

TikTok, Time to Snitch

October 21, 2020

Is it ethical to use TikTok to shame fellow college students who violate COVID-19 guidelines? Read More
TikTok, Time to Snitch

Quelling Interference or Dissent?

October 20, 2020

Did Tumblr's purge of Russian misinformation accounts go too far? Read More
Quelling Interference or Dissent?

Social Media Influencers and the 2020 U.S. Electio...

October 14, 2020

The Center for Media Engagement's propaganda research team reports on the phenomenon of social media influencers as an avenue for political campaign communications, describes the challenges this issue poses to…
Social Media Influencers and the 2020 U.S. Election: Paying ‘Regular People’ for Digital Campaign Communication

Putting the President in Check

October 13, 2020

Is Twitter's decision to add a factcheck to Trump's voter fraud tweet a good thing? Read More
Putting the President in Check

Ethics and E-Cigarette Advertising

January 20, 2020

What ethical concerns arise in regulating e-cigarette advertisements? Read More
Ethics and E-Cigarette Advertising

Images That Generate Clicks Among Both Liberals an...

December 17, 2019

  The Center for Media Engagement partnered with ProPublica to determine if news story headlines and images can be crafted in ways that appeal to both liberals and conservatives. We…
Images That Generate Clicks Among Both Liberals and Conservatives

Fighting the Amazon Fires with Misinformation

December 2, 2019

What are the ethical dilemmas posed by celebrity activists using not-so-accurate information on social media to save the environment? Read More
Fighting the Amazon Fires with Misinformation

Secret Facebook Groups and the Ethics of Democracy

November 18, 2019

People are turning to secret Facebook groups to express their political opinions. What are the ethical implications of this trend for democracy? Read More
Secret Facebook Groups and the Ethics of Democracy

Green is the New Color of Money

April 30, 2019

What are the ethical concerns with "greenwashing" in advertisements to sell products? Read More
Green is the New Color of Money

Limiting or Lifesaving?

April 9, 2019

Are there any ethical problems with banning anti-vaccination content from social media platforms? Read More
Limiting or Lifesaving?

Halloween Hijinks and Internet Shaming

April 3, 2019

What ethical decisions await those dressing up for Halloween--and those reacting to racially insensitive costumes? Read More
Halloween Hijinks and Internet Shaming

Netflix and Kill

March 14, 2019

What are the ethics of portraying heinous criminals in popular films? Read More
Netflix and Kill

Sacking Social Media in College Sports

December 27, 2018

Should college athletes be limited in their use of social media? Read More
Sacking Social Media in College Sports

Defending Freedom of Tweets?

December 21, 2018

What are the ethical challenges that arise when professional athletes share their views on social media? Read More
Defending Freedom of Tweets?

Digital Immortality on an App

December 10, 2018

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

Filtering Out Cyberbullying

November 23, 2018

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

Political Coverage on Facebook

June 28, 2018

With the help of a national newsroom, we conducted 118 experiments on Facebook to test the success of different headlines, images, and status updates on Facebook. Read More
Political Coverage on Facebook

Finsta Fad

April 30, 2018

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

Dying to Be Online

April 12, 2018

What could go wrong when you die on Facebook? Read More
Dying to Be Online

Sharing the Pain

March 30, 2018

What ethical issues does the rapid sharing of information in emergencies raise? Read More
Sharing the Pain

Bullying our First Amendment?

March 19, 2018

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

Ethics and the Tweeter-in-Chief

March 5, 2018

What are the ethical issues with President Trump's use of Twitter? Read More
Ethics and the Tweeter-in-Chief

The Dark Side of Social Media

November 27, 2017

A panel of experts discusses the dark side of social media. Read More
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. Read More
Panel Shines Light on the Dark Issues of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

October 3, 2017

November 6, 2017: What is the dark side to our social media use? What can be done to improve our social media landscape? Read More
The Dark Side of Social Media

Journalist Involvement in Comment Sections

September 10, 2014

Uncivil comments decreased when a journalist interacted with online commenters. Read More
Journalist Involvement in Comment Sections