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Social Media and Human Rights


In May, I participated in a one-day workshop at the University of Sunderland organised by the Association for Research Ethics on the research ethics related to social media and the internet.  Speakers outlined a fascinating range of ethical considerations,  resources, and case studies (see, for example, Louise Connelly's presentation on the University of Edinburgh's approach to social media research).

I ran a case study on 'The Ethics of Social Media Verification,' which asked participants to imagine they work for a human rights organization and to brainstorm how they would verify a Youtube video from an unknown source alleging to document a violation (see slides here).

About this website

This is the website for Ella McPherson's work related to her 2014-17 ESRC-funded research project, Social Media, Human Rights NGOs, and the Potential for Governmental Accountability.