Political Communication

Analysis of the ethical problems and discussions around communication in politics

Freedom Of Skepticism and the Social Responsibility of the Powerful

Freedom Of Skepticism and the Social Responsibilit...

September 17, 2020

How much skepticism of experts is ethical for powerful leaders during a pandemic? Read More
Angry for Change

Angry for Change

September 8, 2020

Is anger - and angry political rhetoric - good for democracy? Read More
Political Speech or Legalized Bribery?

Political Speech or Legalized Bribery?

September 1, 2020

Lobbying may be legal in politics, but is it ethical? Read More
Campaign Promises and Vague Rhetoric

Campaign Promises and Vague Rhetoric

August 12, 2020

What are the ethical uses and abuses when it comes to using ambiguity in political communication? Read More
The Paradox of Pathos

The Paradox of Pathos

August 1, 2020

What are the ethical promises and perils of using emotional messages in politics? Read More
Ghosting the People?

Ghosting the People?

July 13, 2020

Is using a ghostwriter in presidential communication ethical? Read More
Whose Image is It to Use?

Whose Image is It to Use?

July 9, 2020

What ethical choices lie behind the use of images for advocacy campaigns? Read More
Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

May 26, 2020

What ethical concerns arise with the brotherly interactions between Governor Cuomo and journalist Cuomo? Read More
Politics in the Age of Digital Information Overload

Politics in the Age of Digital Information Overloa...

May 21, 2020

What are the ethics of Facebook allowing potentially misleading political ads? Read More
Campaigning for Your Enemies

Campaigning for Your Enemies

May 7, 2020

Is it ethical to campaign for opponents you know you can beat? Read More
Misinformation, Social Media, and the Price of Political Persuasion

Misinformation, Social Media, and the Price of Pol...

March 25, 2020

Is banning paid political advertising on social media good for democracy? Read More
How Vigilant Should Cable News Be About Political Messages?

How Vigilant Should Cable News Be About Political ...

February 3, 2020

What are the ethical implications of CNN refusing to air Trump's misleading advertisements? Read More
Greta Thunberg and Her Harsh Critics

Greta Thunberg and Her Harsh Critics

January 30, 2020

What are the ethics of criticizing young political activists like Greta Thunberg? Read More
The Ethics of Anonymous Criticism in Political Journalism

The Ethics of Anonymous Criticism in Political Jou...

January 22, 2020

What are the ethical implications of using anonymous political sources in journalism? Read More
Secret Facebook Groups and the Ethics of Democracy

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
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November 12, 2019

What are the ethical issues involved in closing news website comment sections in a democracy? Read More