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Fake News, Fake Porn, and AI: “Deepfakes” and the Ethics of Faked Videos [PDF]

Too Much of a Good Thing? Anonymity, Doxing, and the Ethics of Reddit [PDF]

Ethics and the Tweeter in Chief: The Ethics of the Presidential Communication [PDF]

Artificial Intelligence and Online Hate Speech: From Tay AI to Automated Content Moderation [PDF]

This Bake Sale Got Burnt: Free Speech and the Ethics of Protest [PDF]

Bullying our First Amendment? [PDF]

Boldly Going Where Studios Have Gone Before: Fan Fiction and the Ethics of Imitation [PDF]

Values Preserved in Stone: The Ethics of Confederate Memorials [PDF]

To Catfish or Not to Catfish? The Ethics of Online Deception [PDF]

How Can I Be So Mean to Myself? Digital Self-Harm and the Ethics of Social Media [PDF]

Sacking Social Media in College Sports Case Study

Defending Freedom of Tweets Case Study

No Comment: Online Comment Sections and Democratic Discourse [PDF]

When Actors Become Characters: The Ethics of Digital Real-Person Fan Fiction [PDF]

Filtering Out Cyberbullying: The Ethics of Instagram’s Anti-Bullying Filters [PDF]

“Some of My Best Friends are Internet Vigilantes”: Racists Getting Fired and the Ethics of Fighting Racism [PDF]

Is It Only A Game? The Ethics of First-Person Shooter Video Games [PDF]


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