Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #ethics

Most recents (24)

A quick 🧵about the latest #ethics challenge at Facebook.

“In short, they have marketed and sold their lethal product with zeal, with deception, with a single-minded focus on their financial success, and without regard for the human tragedy or social costs that success exacted.”
No, that quote about deception in the pursuit of profit wasn't a summary of Facebook's strategy, although it could have been.

Where did it come from?

Stick with me.
In a devastating investigation, @WSJ @georgia_wells @dseetharaman @JeffHorwitz uncovered the truth behind Instagram.

But this goes deeper than the typical head-in-the-sand approach that companies like Facebook have taken...
Read 11 tweets
Twenty years ago, the world changed forever. The company I worked for lost more than 300 employees as a plane hit the floor we occupied in the World Trade Center.
For months, as employees, we volunteered helping family members locate loved ones, feeding the Red Cross workers, arranging funerals, and tripling up in cubicles so everyone had space to work. For some of us, it feels like yesterday.
For others, a faint memory. Let’s never forget those who lost loved ones, those who’ve fought for freedom, and the indelible compassion that emerged in humanity. This last 18 months has required more of the same, and the season ahead will no doubt still need it.
Read 4 tweets
listen up blue checks: the guy who boosted ivermectin as a potential miracle cure based on the word of an antivaxxer fraud has a condescending lecture about media ethics
well now, let's be careful about our facts and #media #ethics. it was actually a pie filled with horse semen
the target was Michael Wines, then the NYT Moscow bureau chief…
Read 4 tweets
In keeping with our commitment to push for the observance of journalistic ethics in news organisations, Network of Women In Media, India (NWMI) is sharing here the details of a troubling experience we have had with the Germany-based @DeutscheWelle’s @dwnews. (1/n)
In early June 2021, NWMI's attention was drawn to an article titled "India: COVID claims lives of hundreds of journalists" by Murali Krishnan @mkrish11 published by @dwnews' website on May 27. The article quoted a Preeti Kapoor, who was identified solely as an NWMI member. (2/n)
This @dwnews report also cited a statement issued by NWMI in April 2021 about the impact of COVID on Indian journalists. There were several problems with the @dwnews article including that: (i) there is no Preeti Kapoor among NWMI’s members (ii) our statement was misquoted. (3/n)
Read 19 tweets
Can ethical, inclusive tech help to create a better world?

This @wef report argues that critical #technologies such as artificial intelligence (#AI) and machine learning, have already defined our world.

@AlbertoMChi @oost_marcel @SaeedBaygi #ML #BigData
Their point is that it's not the #technology, but its curation that matters. Technology for technology's sake is neither positive nor negative.

To paraphrase Tim Cook over the's all about trust.

@jaypalter @terence_mills @KeithKeller #TimCook #BigTech Image
It's a theme I keep coming back to because there are lots of examples of "bad #tech", by which i mean "bad USES of tech".

#Facebook and #Robinhood come to mind, and there are many more.

@efipm @profgalloway @SpirosMargaris #Gamification
Read 4 tweets
We've been filing multiple complaints for #STOCKAct violations recently, so we thought it'd be a good idea to assemble them in one🧵
Quick refresher: Under the #STOCKAct, members of Congress must disclose a stock trade within 45 days of the trade. NO exceptions.

Unfortunately, we're seeing a growing, bipartisan trend that shows the current ethics enforcement system in Congress just is not working.
In July, CLC filed complaints against @SenTuberville, @RepPatFallon and @RepBlakeMoore.

All three claimed that they were unaware of the transactions. Under the #STOCKAct, they're still violating the law for failing to disclose trades.…
Read 9 tweets
1/24 #CDNpoli

A serious problem has developed with #CDNmedia's ability to cover #Elxn44 accurately + voters' ability to participate in honest debate about that issue, sorely threatening #democracy

This #thread is RE Mercedes Stephenson, #ethics, suspended accounts & #CDNlaw
2/24 #Thread #CDNpoli #Elxn44

Last month I posted a thread addressing Mercedes Stephenson & the alleged conflict of interest with her husband, Dan Mader, in an effort to neutralize #disinformation in the pre-writ phase. It received 87,000+ impressions

3/24 #Thread #CDNpoli #Elxn44

As you know, Mercedes Stephenson is the @globalnews Ottawa bureau chief

Husband Dan Mader is a Conservative strategist for both provincial & federal parties, spanning at least 2 decades

Pgs 14-15…
Read 26 tweets
[THREAD] #climatechange, #climateaction, #ethics in research and communication, #merchantsofdoubts.

Let’s start from the *very* beginning. In 1856 Eunice Foote published a paper titled “Circumstances affecting the heat of the sun's rays” (…)
showing the capability of CO2 to retain more heat than atmosphere and hydrogen if exposed to sunlight. Following this discovery, she theorized, first in history, that CO2-enriched atmosphere would be warmer: she was paving the road to the understanding of the Greenhouse Effect.
40 years later, Svante Arrhenius wrote another seminal paper, “On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground” (…), where he explicitly stated that burning fossil fuels could potentially lead
Read 31 tweets
FFS. Talk about #vaccine makers finding more financial incentives to push supply laden wealthy nations to adopt booster shot policies to fully vaxxed individuals before first supplying lower income countries and barely vaccinated populations.

#FreeMarket pandemic failure. /1
Of course research must be done on waning immunity and #vaccines VS variants but if there ever was a time for ethics and the global common good/big picture to trump profit and public health nationalism — this #COVID19 once in a century pandemic is it. #BigPharma has choices. /2
I’ll admit that I have no expertise in epidemiology, economics/business or journalism. But I do have common sense & the experts & governments have continuously told us that, “the #COVID19 pandemic will not end anywhere before it ends everywhere.” /3
Read 6 tweets
Man admits assaulting chief medical officer Chris #Whitty in #London | Jul 30
- Lewis Hughes, 24, admitted the assault at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after the Gloucestershire professor was accosted in St James’s Park in central London on June 27.…
Behaviour of man who accosted #England's chief medical officer ‘shocking and disgraceful’ | Jul 30
Lewis Hughes was sentenced to eight weeks in prison
- A second man, Jonathan Chew, 24, from Chelmsford, Essex, pleaded not guilty to the same charge.…
Read 10 tweets
I am ready to talk about the #silencing of over 25,000 psychologists in Australia with regards to the safeguarding of children. We are threatened, harassed, coerced to provide only one #therapy to children or else! They tried to force me into this I said NO. Any journalists???
I am ready to talk to journalists, lawyers, bloggers and am now writing a book on this topic/issue. I am ashamed of my colleagues and the board who wilfully ignore the immature prefrontal cortex, the autistic brain, and their own ethics and guidelines #rogd #gender #transgender
I have not been able to speak openly about this until now as I have been continually #silenced, harassed, threatened, coerced by other #psychologists #therapists, my board, governing agencies and other professionals. It’s time to reveal what is happening to clinicians worldwide
Read 60 tweets
Australian Judges to now oversee #transgender #teen treatment is a positive step forward and welcomed in order to safeguard children who are unable to give full #gillick #informedconsent…
Thank you @KLBfax for your #bravery and standing up for vulnerable children who deserve #safeguarding, should have been given full #gillick informed consent and should have had their immature prefrontal cortex, as a consequence of child development, taken into consideration
This decision supports the UK, Finland, and Sweden in an international shift towards caution for #children and safest ethical medical practice. The Australian #gender clinic remains unidentified at the moment
Read 56 tweets
1/24 This is the second #thread in a controlled #leak of my #CAF/#DND investigation. The reason I've chosen to release these details early is to neutralize #disinformation in #CDNmedia during the pre-writ phase

This one is RE Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole #CDNpoli
2/24 #CAF #DND #CDNpoli

As my first #thread about Deputy Minister Jody Thomas identified, there's an issue with "torqued" #CDNmedia at Global News (Mercedes Stephenson) + Globe & Mail (Robert Fife) surrounding the Canadian Armed Forces

For reference:
3/24 #CAF #DND #CDNpoli

Most readers are unaware of Mercedes Stephenson's (Global News) undisclosed conflict of interest pertaining to her husband, Dan Mader. Widely described as an on-again/off-again union, Canadian Forces & #CDNmedia were invited to the wedding in 2015
Read 25 tweets
Anyone who promotes, supports, condones, normalizes, or stays silent on a global experiment on children is a monster. It's that simple - & that grotesque. To serve capital, #biotech/#EmergingMarkets, rather than protecting the most vulnerable of society, is unforgivable. #ethics
This Nov 19 2020 thread explored the #UN [Share] Verified Guide to COVID-19 #Vaccine Communications (released Nov 18).

A learning thread on soft power #manipulation, coupled w/ the leveraging of #regret, #fear, & #conditioning:

Read 4 tweets

Fun fact? I've spent 46 more days incarcerated than @chrissaccoccia1 has. I was arrested for messing with his hateful ilk in #Fredericton 14 March...after they'd been harassing a peaceful protest, hurling racist slurs, and toting racist shit about china on boards...
I squawked my #EctoOne siren (#GhostBusters nerd & #Feniex installer, on the way to being certified) and put on my hazards.
THEN, the hateful little #Chuddies started hitting my vehicle, multiple times, one woman had a weird fascination with talking about my penis (I 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 my spouse is satisfied - she was still home when I got released ✌️😉).

My demo unit? Purchased here:…
Read 111 tweets
Evidence online “#vaccine research” by @Illinois_Alma drives anti-#vaccine #SoMe
=prolong #pandemic

@KateClancy’s study: periods in perimenopause “after” vaccine
by 15-minute survey
= bad #data = #misinformation

American feminism has a long history of harming WOC Image
Best practices of #community engaged #research involves
to all important stakeholders

American feminism
frequently believes that it
✅box of the diversity
no need to listen to anybody else

Women & WOC deserve good, not bad #data.…
Theories of infertility “by” vaccine
Draw upon past government sterilization programs
Fears are never unfounded
even if not the case now

Being out of touch with these realities + poor #studydesign
= research that adds harm without adding knowledge…
Read 7 tweets
I don’t suppose you’ve ever made a mistake?
“Why would you ask that?”
Because I’ve just made one.
“Ah, I see… And you don’t like making mistakes, do you?”
“Want to tell me?”
“Are you sure?”
I’m sure.

It’s something you said.
You made me realise something.
“I’m sorry. I wouldn’t have intended–”
You said, “Is it ethical to have so many enemies? Is it ethical to see so many people as ‘enemies of the people’?”
“I said that–but that doesn’t mean– ”
But you were right.
I like to think I’m strong on ethics… So what you said was quite a challenge. It hit me where it hurts. Right on target.
A kill shot.

Read 37 tweets
The group of archaeologists who are excavating the Roman site everyone is gushing about is the same group who excavated the amazing chariot burial- the one with the horses. But you wouldn’t know that, because non-academic field archaeologists get no public credit for their work.
As a discipline, we need to have a serious conversation about the ethics of how academic archaeology benefits from the unacknowledged labor of commercial field archaeologists.
Many commercial field archaeologists have years of experience in excavating and understanding beyond their academic counterparts, but they see their work denigrated by the public, co-opted by the academy, and ignored in the press.
Read 8 tweets
I would say that society is at fault. The government was not behind Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc.
#vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork #MedTwitter #ScienceTwitter
What the government DID do wrong: “#security” & espionage via vaccines Frankenstein monster unleashed on Muslims

If the US government does do things like this it’s not a “#conspiracy

...all while what led to #CapitolRiots was brewing 🤦🏻‍♀️

If Prius-driving Whole Foods-consuming suburbanites would STOP #misinformation #disinformation to #trauma ridden #refugee populations


the jobs of minority & Muslim doctors would not be so hard

This is lack of *societal* control
of the most privileged
who HARM
Read 21 tweets
This is why I am outspoken when #MedEd or #Education faculty and/or administration and/or HR falsely label a POC, BIPOC, WOC.

People end up dead.

Verify identity and do not spread rumors, innuendo, threats. Refer cases to appropriate authorities or #ethics committees.
Am learning about social network analysis.

As an American Muslim I have always been looked at with suspicion or been under surveillance.

Once I looked at how closely connected some faculty or healthcare ppl are to QAnon posts (or believe it selves) 😱…
During the Trump administration, well before the #CapitolAttack, many minorities were experiencing increasing workplace #harassment & #bullying, especially for simply speaking (up). Just seeking accurate data for patients can = “threat” #MedTwitter…
Read 5 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!