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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Political Speech in the Age of Social Media

Facebook and Politics
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

As the 2020 presidential election heats up, political speech will fill our social media feeds. Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the key ethical issues.

Facebook and Political Speech by Hana Callaghan, director of the Government Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the author of, “Campaign Ethics, A Field Guide.”

Facebook’s Ethically Incoherent Response to Manipulated Content by Anita Varma, program manager for Journalism & Media Ethics as well as Business, Leadership, and Social Sector Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

The CEO and Political Speech: How Leaders Decide to Engage by Ann Skeet, senior director of leadership ethics at the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics.

Of Course the First Amendment Protects Google and Facebook (and It’s Not a Close Question) by Eric Goldman, professor of law and co-director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Youth Civic Engagement Online: A Whole-school, Whole-Child Approach to Political Speech by Yael Kidron, director of the Character Education program at the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics.

In India, WhatsApp is a Weapon of Antisocial Hatred by Rohit Chopra, associate professor in the Department of Communication at Santa Clara University and a Faculty Scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Jul 2, 2019