This blog spotlights issues and topics explored in my LIS 2194: Information Ethics graduate course—Technology Ethics, Privacy, Surveillance, Data Harvesting, IoT, Intellectual Property, AI Algorithms, Independent Press, Free Speech, Censorship, Cyberhacking, Weaponized Information, National Security, Cyberbullying—as well as Ethics topics of a more general nature, such as Integrity, Equality, Truth, Justice, Accountability, Civil Discourse, Transparency, Conflicts of Interest, and Inclusion.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Russia Bans ‘Extremist’ Image Of Putin In Makeup; Huffington Post, April 5, 2017
"Russia has added a digitally altered image of President Vladimir Putin in heavy makeup to its list of banned extremist materials, saying the picture suggests Putin is gay.
The Russian Ministry of Justice last week added the photo to its index of extremist materials ― a list that now includes more than 4,000 images that are illegal to share. The offending image is number 4,071, which the ministry describes a “man resembling the president” whose makeup “hints at the Russian president’s allegedly nonstandard sexual orientation.”"