Digital Ethics

Social Media Activism or Mere Slacktivism?

Social Media Activism or Mere Slacktivism?

February 27, 2019

When online activists vow to make a villain famous, what could go wrong?
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The Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

The Ethical Study of Digital Fan Culture

February 26, 2019

March 26, 2019: What ethical challenges arise in researching digital fan culture?
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Media Freedom and the Middle East

Media Freedom and the Middle East

February 6, 2019

February 19, 2019: How do you create media freedom in the Middle East?
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“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”

“One Does Not Simply Create a Meme”

January 14, 2019

When does the creation and sharing of internet memes go too far?
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Just Do It?

Just Do It?

December 12, 2018

Did Nike do too much in their use of Colin Kaepernick and others in their recent advertising campaign?
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Does the Photo Fit the News?

Does the Photo Fit the News?

December 11, 2018

What happens when a powerful image becomes the face of the immigration debate?
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Digital Immortality on an App

Digital Immortality on an App

December 10, 2018

When AI chatbots let us talk with the dead, what ethical issues might haunt us?
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Is It Only A Game?

Is It Only A Game?

December 6, 2018

First-person shooter video games are popular. But are they ethical to enjoy?
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“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”

“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”

December 5, 2018

What are the ethical issues that arise with naming and shaming racists online?
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How Can I Be So Mean to Myself?

How Can I Be So Mean to Myself?

December 4, 2018

What are the ethical concerns with the new phenomena of digital self-harm?
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Don’t “Like” My Children

Don’t “Like” My Children

November 28, 2018

What could go wrong when parents share information about their children online?
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When Actors Become Characters

When Actors Become Characters

November 26, 2018

What are the ethics of fictional works created by fans that involve real people as characters?
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Filtering Out Cyberbullying

Filtering Out Cyberbullying

November 23, 2018

What are the ethical issues raised by Instagram's efforts to filter out cyberbullying?
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To Catfish or Not to Catfish?

To Catfish or Not to Catfish?

November 15, 2018

What are the ethical problems with "catfishing" online?
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Gaming the System?

Gaming the System?

November 4, 2018

What are the ethical problems with cheating in Fortnite?
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Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before

Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before

October 31, 2018

When does fan fiction cross the line from inspired creativity to unethical stealing?
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AI and Online Hate Speech

AI and Online Hate Speech

September 25, 2018

Can AI save us from online hate speech? Or will it learn our worst traits?
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Google Assistant and the Ethics of AI

Google Assistant and the Ethics of AI

September 24, 2018

What ethical issues arise when realistic-sounding AI is used in human interactions?
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Moral Psychology and Media

Moral Psychology and Media

September 12, 2018

September 19, 2018: What can psychology tell us about media ethics?
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Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

Media Ethics and Mobile Devices

September 12, 2018

September 25, 2018: What ethical issues are raised by cell phones at work?
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No Comment

No Comment

September 4, 2018

What are the ethical issues involved in closing news website comment sections in a democracy?
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Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, and Journalism

Virtual Reality, Immersive Media, and Journalism

August 28, 2018

What are the ethics of using virtual reality in real journalism?
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Finsta Fad

Finsta Fad

April 30, 2018

What are the real ethical issues raised by fake Instagram accounts?
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Swipe Right to Expose

Swipe Right to Expose

April 26, 2018

What happens when journalism meets dating apps at the Rio Olympics?
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Biometrics, Data, and Privacy

Biometrics, Data, and Privacy

April 17, 2018

Does national security trade off with privacy in biometric identification?
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Dying to Be Online

Dying to Be Online

April 12, 2018

What could go wrong when you die on Facebook?
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Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

January 26, 2018

April 10, 2018: What does virtual reality mean for digital ethics and journalism?
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Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

Robots, Algorithms, and Digital Ethics

January 19, 2018

April 3, 2018: Do robots have rights? What do robots mean for digital ethics?
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Hacking Big Data

Hacking Big Data

January 19, 2018

March 6, 2018: danah boyd explores whether democracy and big data can coexist.
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The Dark Side 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?
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Media, Democracy, and Education

Media, Democracy, and Education

September 26, 2017

October 26, 2017: How do new media technologies affect our democracy and educational efforts?
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Stressing Ethics in an Unfiltered Age

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
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