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What ethical responsibilities do social media researchers have to report harmful or illegal content?

McLoughlin, Liam (2021) What ethical responsibilities do social media researchers have to report harmful or illegal content? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (18 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For researchers working on social media communities, especially in sensitive subject areas, there is a strong likelihood they will have encountered harmful or illegal content. In this post, Dr Liam McLoughlin discusses the ethical responsibilities researchers face when they encounter this material and considers when and how an ethical requirement to report content might supersede confidentiality.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110048

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