In AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media ICWSM Workshop:
Social media and user-generated content platforms have opened up new possibilities for communication and creativity while also providing huge amounts of information about people and their online behavior. The evolution of technology and research methods presents ongoing ethical challenges to studying people and their digital traces. These challenges are a continuing source of discussion within the research community and also a topic of public discourse as social media scholarship gains greater visibility. This workshop is aimed at exploring difficult and unanswered ethical questions, touching on issues such as consent, privacy, and responsibility, as well as developing a set of best practices for social media and big data research.
Fiesler, Casey; Chancellor, Stevie; Hoffmann, Anna Lauren; Pater, Jessica; and Proferes, Nicholas, "Challenges and Futures for Ethical Social Media Research" (2016). Health Services and Informatics Research. 150.