Social media and ethics

UK Research Integrity Office

21 feb 2024 11.00-12.00 CET

Research using social media data presents several ethical issues that researchers must navigate to ensure the responsible and respectful use of this data. Some of the primary ethical issues in research using social media include privacy and informed consent, anonymity and confidentiality, data ownership and terms of use, ethical use of algorithms and AI, sensitive topics and vulnerable populations, consent and minors, deception and online identity, unintended consequences, and transparency and reproducibility.

This webinar discusses these ethical concerns that require a combination of thoughtful consideration, adherence to research guidelines, and engagement with relevant stakeholders, including social media platforms and users.

SPEAKERS (to be confirmed): Dr Nicolas Gold, Associate Professor, University College London

This is the latest in the series of regular free webinars from the UK Research Integrity Office on research integrity and related issues.

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