On November 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Regents' Hall located on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus, a panel of experts will discuss the topic of extreme online speech. The event is part of the 9th International Symposium on Digital Ethics and will be followed by the Digital Ethics Award Luncheon. The event is open to the public but registration is required.
The School of Communication’s Center for Digital Ethics and Policy (CDEP) has been celebrating outstanding achievements in the digital ethics space for the past nine years through the Digital Ethics Symposium and now it wants to highlight the work done by our own student body. The first-ever CDEP Student Ethics Award will be given out this Fall to the student or group of students from any discipline at Loyola that exhibits strong ethical behavior and the promotion of social…
The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy will host an award luncheon to honor its first-ever Digital Ethics Award winner Taylor Dumpson. The CDEP honors Ms. Dumpson for her fight against online hate speech after being targeted by a racist troll storm. In her fight, Ms. Dumpson has utilized the court system to set a new standard for dealing with this form of bigotry through restorative justice.
In 1974, the Mary Tyler Moore Show aired an episode that became one of its most iconic moments. The classic episode featured inept anchorman Ted Baxter, played by Ted Knight, finally meeting his long-time hero, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, whom at the time had been known as the “most trusted man in America.” Their meeting sparked big laughs and even bigger ratings.
As the 2020 election cycle ramps up, voters can expect a flurry of targeted advertisements fueled by big data on their doorsteps, inboxes and social media feeds. While microtargeting based on demographic information is not a new trend in campaign strategy, campaigns traditionally relied on analyzing voter behavior within broader categories such as age or gender before big data was easily accessible.
Today’s streaming subscribers today may believe that their music and video consumption is more environmentally conscious than it has been in the past. After all, vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs have been replaced by cloud-driven services like Spotify and Hulu, eliminating the need for the bulky and wasteful technology that supported our viewing habits.
As 2018 lies firmly behind us, CDEP Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker takes a look at some of the major digital ethics and policy issues of the past year that will shape the debate in 2019.
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