Cyber Ethics and Democracy


I think it would be good to include in this course how to create class discussion (in older high school classes) on cyber activities effecting democratic and social processes, while avoiding personal political opinions:

  1. ‘Algorithms Controlling public opinion’ or in other words how organisations eg. YouTube can be allowed to broadcast complete lies https://youtu.be/aTxUetlqWmU during the 2016 Presidential election. This video is a bit scary, so you would only show to older students.
  2. Activities of companies like Cambridge Analytica – how they helped the Trump campaign in 2016. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/facebook-cambridge-analytica-scandal-everything-you-need-to-know.html
  3. How algorithms are radically changing public opinion. Website: https://scroll.in/article/867888/how-algorithms-are-radically-changing-public-discourse-shaping-public-opinion
  4. How social media changed Australian youth culture: https://blogs.unsw.edu.au/thedigitalage/blog/2017/12/how-social-media-changed-australian-youth-culture/

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