Social Media and Democracy
As social media’s impact on democracy has come into focus, many of the largest platforms have reacted with changes to their handling of political ads – and there’s little agreement on who’s right. Ethics Center staff and scholars unpack some of the many related ethical dilemmas.
The Ethics of “Giving People a Voice” and Political Advertising on Facebook
Alright, Don’t Ban Political Ads, but Can We Disable Likes and Shares?
Speech Versus Reach; Voice Versus Virtue: Understanding the Difference is Key to Facebook’s Democratic Role
Weaponization of Social Media by Authoritarian States
What is the Main Purpose of Social Media: Entertainment or Education?
Culture Assessment Practice
This new set of free materials recommends approaches to evaluating culture for ethics within companies and other types of organizations. The materials are primarily for members of an organization’s leadership team, including human resources and legal, but designed to engage a cross-section of leaders from various disciplines.
Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, interviews a whistleblower in the Theranos case.More »
Perspectives on the News
Work in progress at SCU and elsewhere
Santa Clara University's participation in the Responsible Computer Science Challenge
Two alternative questions to “Should Facebook allow politicians to lie in ads?”