Free Speech

Matters of Facebook Live or Death

Matters of Facebook Live or Death

May 6, 2019

What are the ethical worries over Facebook Live and immediate internet broadcasting?
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Green is the New Color of Money

Green is the New Color of Money

April 30, 2019

What are the ethical concerns with "greenwashing" in advertisements to sell products?
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Limiting or Lifesaving?

Limiting or Lifesaving?

April 9, 2019

Are there any ethical problems with banning anti-vaccination content from social media platforms?
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Halloween Hijinks and Internet Shaming

Halloween Hijinks and Internet Shaming

April 3, 2019

What ethical decisions await those dressing up for Halloween--and those reacting to racially insensitive costumes?
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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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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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When Does Artistic Creativity Become the Exploitation of Children?

When Does Artistic Creativity Become the Exploitat...

January 22, 2019

What ethical concerns arise when a prominent photographic artist uses her children in her work?
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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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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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Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

October 25, 2018

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

Is Incivility Ever Ethical?

September 12, 2018

October 16, 2018: Is it ever ethical to not be civil in communicating with others?
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What Exactly is Revenge Porn or Nonconsensual Pornography?

What Exactly is Revenge Porn or Nonconsensual Porn...

April 20, 2018

[ARTICLE]: Is revenge porn really simple to identify and legislate?
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Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit

Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit

April 4, 2018

[CASE STUDY]: What ethical issues are created in Reddit's attempts to clean up its act?
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Bullying our First Amendment?

Bullying our First Amendment?

March 19, 2018

[CASE STUDY]: What are the legal and ethical implications of bullying by text message?
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Free Speech and the Ethics of Protest

Free Speech and the Ethics of Protest

March 14, 2018

[CASE STUDY] What are the ethics of free speech and controversial protests?
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Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

February 14, 2018

April 25, 2018: What is the role of media criticism in our turbulent political times?
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News Media and Democracy

News Media and Democracy

January 23, 2018

February 22, 2018: Can the news media save democracy? Can scholars save the news media?
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Ethical Issues in the Fight Against Revenge Porn

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?
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Ambedkar, Social Justice, and Buddhist Right Speech

Ambedkar, Social Justice, and Buddhist Right Speec...

December 12, 2016

January 24, 2017: Following the 2013 release of Navayana's annotated critical edition of B. R. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste with an introductory essay by Arundhati Roy, Dalit (ex-Untouchable) activists angrily charged that Roy and the publisher were unqualified to write on Ambedkar by virtue of their high-caste backgrounds. We examine this war of words in the context of Ambedkar's career as the leading voice for Untouchable human rights and as principal draftsman of India's Constitution. We compare the attack on Navayana's Annihilation of Caste to the original attack on Ambedkar's 1936 speech.
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