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    Contemporary Global Challenges and Ethical Mindsets.Theodora Issa & Tomayess B. T. Issa - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 18 (2):183-196.
    Purpose This paper aims to provide a framework that might be used to tackle the multifaceted challenges facing humanity, which are increasing in seriousness and complexity. The Millennium Project had identified such challenges, and over time periods until and including 2050, which pose the question, how would societies cope with these challenges averting any disastrous results? contemplating the suggested ethical principles, and the three central beliefs of “end-based”, “rule-based” and “care-based”. In some cases, individuals might not be blamed to think (...)
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  2. Guest Editorial.Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias & Piet Kommers - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 18 (2):177-181.
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    Social Media Use in Academia.Shivinder Nijjer & Sahil Raj - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 18 (2):255-280.
    Purpose The high rate of internet penetration has led to the proliferation of social media use, even at the workplace, including academia. This research attempts to develop a topology and thereby determine the dominant use motive for faculty’s use of SM. Design/methodology/approach In this two-part study, a two-stage research design has been adopted for topology development based on the application of Uses and Gratifications Theory. In the second part, the Technology Acceptance Model is applied to discern the dominant motive for (...)
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  4. ICT Ethics-Related Cognition Among Undergraduate Students.Maryam Nasser Al-Nuaimi, AbdelMajid Bouazza & Maher M. Abu-Hilal - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose Moor designated two major problem sources typifying the social and ethical implications of computer technologies, namely, “policy vacuum” and “conceptual muddles.” Motivated by Moor’s seminal definition and Floridi’s conceptualization of information and communication technologies as re-ontologizing technologies, this study aims to explore Omani undergraduates’ cognition regarding ICT ethics. Design/methodology/approach Adopting a grounded theory approach for the constant comparative thematic analysis, the constituents of ICT ethics-related cognition among undergraduates and influencing factors were scrutinized. Qualitative data were gathered via focus group (...)
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  5. Consumer Protection and Electronic Commerce in the Sultanate of Oman.Rakesh Belwal, Rahima Al Shibli & Shweta Belwal - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose Within a larger mandate of reviewing the key global trends concerning consumer protection in the electronic commerce literature, this study aims to study the legal framework concerning e-commerce and consumer protection in the Sultanate of Oman and to analyse the current regulations concerning e-commerce and consumer protection. Design/methodology/approach This study followed the normative legal research approach and resorted to the desk research process to facilitate content analysis of literature containing consumer protection legislation and regulatory provisions in Oman in particular (...)
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  6. Modelling Twitter Conversations in #Favela Towards the Conceptualization of the eVoice of the Unheard.Alessandro Inversini, Nigel L. Williams, Isabella Rega & Ioanna Samakovlis - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose The purpose of this study to shed light on the importance of social media hosted content related to socially-motivated discussions. Moving from the field of communication for development, the research leverages social media as a powerful tool for collecting and analyse peer-to-peer communication towards the conceptualization of eVoices of Unheard. The deep understanding of these conversation can generate recommendations for organizations and governments designing and providing interventions fostering local socio-economic development. Design/methodology/approach The study presents a large-scale analysis of social (...)
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  7. Analysis of Professional Perceptions Relating to the Effectiveness of Codes of Ethics for Journalists in Spain.Marcel Mauri-Ríos, Silvia Marcos-García & Aitor Zuberogoitia-Espilla - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose Codes of ethics are important instruments in journalism, as they promote transparency and self-regulation of media, in addition to monitoring the quality of information. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the perceptions that Spanish journalists have of the effectiveness of codes of ethics and to evaluate the different personal and professional variables which condition this vision. Design/methodology/approach The methodology used in the present study is based on quantitative content analysis using the survey technique. This technique makes it (...)
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    Confirming the Links Between Socio-Economic Variables and Digitalization Worldwide: The Unsettled Debate on Digital Divide.Farooq Mubarak, Reima Suomi & Satu-Päivi Kantola - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose This study aims to statistically verify the links of income and education with information and communication technology diffusion across 191 countries of the world taking into account a total of 9 indicators best representing the socio-economic variables. Design/methodology/approach Multivariate regression analysis was used as a prime method to rigorously test the relationships of income and education with ICT diffusion across 191 countries. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was used to analyze and predict patterns in the data. Findings The (...)
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    Otherness as a Form of Intersubjective Social Exclusion.Luis M. Romero-Rodriguez, Sabina Civila & Ignacio Aguaded - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose This study aims to review the theory based on «otherness» as a form of social exclusion and symbolic violence from the constructions of realities of the media, with particular emphasis on the ethics and aesthetics of language and its role in materializing identity differences. Design/methodology/approach A search for specific criteria and boolean algorithms is carried out in Web of Science and Scopus on «otherness» [AND] «social exclusion», to then submit the emerging results to a co-occurrence matrix by citations with (...)
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    Ethical Practice in Sharing and Mining Medical Data.Kevin Watson & Dinah M. Payne - 2020 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to review current practice in sharing and mining medical data revealing benefits, costs and ethical issues. Based on stakeholder perspectives and values, the authors create an ethical code to regulate the sharing and mining of medical information. Design/methodology/approach The framework is based on a review of academic, practitioner and legal research. Findings Owing to the inability of current safeguards to protect consumers from risks related to the disclosure of medical information, the authors develop (...)
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