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No blame for paper that named teen victim

A 15-year-old robbery victim was left distressed and anxious after he was named in his local newspaper. His father had talked to the paper and gave the boy’s personal details, assuming they would be kept confidential as a matter of course. 41 more words


Cars are regulated for safety: why not information technology? - Moshe Y Vardi

As the computing industry grapples with its role in society, many people, both in the field and outside it, are talking about a crisis… 905 more words

Irresponsible ad related to Brexit is banned by the Advertising Standards Authority - Alexandros K. Antoniou

On 5 March 2019, a Manchester-based FinTech company was found in breach of the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising (CAP Code) over a Brexit-related online advertisement, which put emotional pressure on readers to take out a short-term loan. 777 more words

Preventing social media harm: an idea - Simon Carne

There are widespread calls to regulate social media. Hardly a day goes by without some new outrage which eclipses what we have seen already. One of the great problems for anyone wishing to put a stop to the abuse is that social media users can easily make themselves anonymous 859 more words

Ethics of reporting terror: don't glamorise killers

Emily Bell, one of the world’s most highly respected commentators on media, has written a post for the Columbia Journalism Review that draws together strands of important thinking on the dilemmas involved in terrorism fed by social media, and the emerging wisdom on the ethics involved for mainstream media in following it. 47 more words


Sky NZ bans Sky Oz over terror video clips

Lots of angles for any 2006MAPA students looking at ethical fallout from the New Zealand terror attack in the excellent Columbia Journalism Review newsletter: “For Australia’s ABC, Rashna Farrukh, a Muslim woman who worked in a junior role at Sky News Australia, explains that last week’s mosque massacre in New Zealand  65 more words


Four ways social media platforms could stop the spread of hateful content in aftermath of terror attacks - Bertie Vidgen

The deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others critically injured, was streamed live on Facebook by the man accused of carrying it out. 880 more words