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This presentation was given by Donald Heider as part of the MEDEAnet webinar: "Digital Ethics" on 10 April 2014 . MEDEAnet aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners......

This presentation was given by Donald Heider as part of the MEDEAnet webinar: "Digital Ethics" on 10 April 2014 . MEDEAnet aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners through local training and networking events, online resources and knowledge sharing. MEDEAnet will also exploit best practices of the annual competition MEDEA Awards and extend its existing informal network and support the MEDEA Association, a membership organisation that ensures the sustainability of the MEDEA Awards. More info: http://www.medeanet.eu/

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  • 1. Don Heider ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 2. ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 3. • Who is that? • Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American lesbian, who was blogging from Damascus. • It was reported at one point that she had been kidnapped by Syrian security forces. ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 4. • But the blogger was really Tom MacMaster, a graduate student at Edinburgh University. • He says he started the blog to draw attention to conditions in the Middle East. ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 5. • Who is behind blogs? • Are Facebook pages always representative of real people? • What is a credible source in 2014? ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 6. • How many saw this? ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 7. • Free lance photographer Richard Lam took the shot. • It went viral, but immediately in blogs and in news media a lot of people said the photo wasn’t real. • It was too perfect – it had to be staged or digitally altered. • Lam didn’t help things because he never got the names of the couple. ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD
  • 8. ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD • The lovers were identified as Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas
  • 9. Digital Ethics Progress vs. Ethics
  • 10. Ethics in a Digital World • What are ethics? – The process of putting greater weight on some moral claims – Ethics is a deliberative practice, where we consider . – Ethos = character
  • 11. ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD • Digital Ethics • What do we do with this new technology? • How does technology change our behavior? • How do you behave on the web? • What would be some guiding principals?
  • 12. Ethics in a Digital World • Digital ethics just help us to think about what principals should guide us in digital realms.
  • 13. www.digitalethics.org ETHICS IN A DIGITAL WORLD