Analysis and commentary on applied ethics in many fields by the staff of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Two alternative questions to “Should Facebook allow politicians to lie in ads?”
Ethical decision making can be the answer to so many of society’s current challenges.
Machine learning is not a wise adult. It is a smart child who can process vast amounts of information, but who believes everything you tell it.
For social media to be support our democracy, it needs to be used as an educational tool.
Despite Twitter’s, Google’s and Facebook’s varying guidelines for handling political ads, the largest platforms still require additional guardrails to protect our democracy.
U.S. social media platforms are being used to sow discord around the world – something needs to be done.
Social media’s treatment of political ads presents deep ethical implications.
Speech Versus Reach; Voice Versus Virtue: Understanding the Difference is Key to Facebook’s Democratic Role
A successfully functioning democracy depends on civic discourse -- are Facebook and other social media platforms enabling or stifling such activities?
Facebook’s move to allow lies in political ads can have severe consequences.
Facebook’s policies regarding political ads continue to evolve as we approach the 2020 presidential election.