A Facebook whistleblower has come forward alleging that the parent company of Instagram knew that the social media app causes major harm to the mental health of its users but has refused to act on this research and instead continues to insist that these effects are minimal or non-existent.View More Protecting the Mental Health of Instagram Users
Facebook is cracking down on the spread of misinformation about vaccines – is this a violation of free speech or a valid effort to protect the public?View More Facebook’s Role in Mitigating Vaccine Misinformation
8/3/2020 In VCE’s weekly news profile from February 10, 2020, one of my fellow editors explored the world of misinformation in the health industry – an…View More The Time and Place for Conspiracy
6/8/2020 An article published in The Guardian in 2016 explored how tech companies (particularly but not exclusively social media companies) were exploiting the Black Lives…View More Do Black Lives Really Matter To Tech Companies?
User engagement levels of social media platforms have seen a steady increase over the past decade. Software engineering practices are responsible for drawing users in and retaining their attention for extended periods of time through the use of extensive user profiling algorithms. These practices have created detrimental consequences for consumers. This article explores the ethicality behind such practices by analyzing software engineering applications.View More Limits to Social Media Engagement: An Ethical Approach
3/2/2020 It’s 2020, which means that just like four years ago, we’re again thrust into a massive, messy morass of politics every time we dare…View More Fake News, Real Effects
12/3/2018 Profiled article S. Vaidhyanathan, “Opinion | Don’t Delete Facebook. Do Something About It.”, Nytimes.com, [online] 2018. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/24/opinion/sunday/delete-facebook-does-not-fix-problem.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion-technology&action=click&contentCollection=technology®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=76&pgtype=sectionfront. About the article author Siva Vaidhyanathan is a…View More Should You Boycott Facebook?