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The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy (CDEP) at Loyola’s School of Communication has awarded its inaugural Digital Ethics Award to Taylor Dumpson. The Award will be given out on November 7th, during the center’s 9thAnnual Symposium on Digital Ethics. With the award, the center wants to recognize individuals who have displayed ethical behavior that has contributed to the promotion of social justice in digital communities. 

The award will be handed out by Chicago-based data…

The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy (CDEP) at Loyola’s School of Communication has awarded its inaugural Digital Ethics Award to Taylor Dumpson. The award comes with a $1000 check and aims to recognize individuals who have displayed ethical behavior that has contributed to the promotion of social justice in digital communities.

The nomination committee selected Dumpson in recognition for her legal battle against online hate. The award ceremony will take place during a…

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 panel, entitled Extreme Speech Online - Moral Panic 2.0? will examine to what extent the prevalence of extreme speech on online platforms…

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 justice in our…

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.

Chicago-based data scientist and activist Lorena Mesa will present the award. During the…

Researchers from across the country (and the globe) will present their research on digital ethics to each other in a colloquium-like setting on November 7 and 8. Although these presentations will take place in smaller rooms and are not meant to be attended by a larger audience, we welcome scholars who want to sit in. Contact Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker (bvanacker@luc.edu) if you want to join in on our conversation. 

Thursday, November 7

8:15 – 9:30: Self-censorship and…