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Task back to top Proceed according to the following instructions. Identify a recent (within the last six (6) months) ethical dilemma or ethically questionable situation relating to ICT that you are...

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Proceed according to the following instructions.

  • Identify a recent (within the last six (6) months) ethical dilemma or ethically questionable situation relating to ICT that you are familiar with. This situation can be either in the media (for example one you have sourced from a newspaper, or online through social media) or through your workplace.
    • a. If using a workplace example, to maintain confidentiality, do not use real names.
    • b. If you use a media article you must include the link to the media article in the references list of your assignment.
  • Identify the key ethical issues contained in your chosen case and use the three distinct perspectives of applied ethics including professional, philosophical, sociological/descriptive ethics to analyse the ethical issues involved in the case. The word limit should be between XXXXXXXXXXwords. Note: Headings, citations, references and any appendices do not count towards your word limit, but quotations do. At the start of the assignment indicates in brackets the word count of your assignment excluding those items mentioned above.
  • Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style, corresponding to in-text citations. You must include at least THREE (3) quality academic references (one for each ethical perspective) from different sources. Please note that these references are in addition to those provided to you through this subject (for example, you still must reference, Tavani textbook, the Interact subject lecture notes etc BUT these references cannot be used as one of your three quality academic references from different sources). Only include references that have been cited in the body of your assignment and ones that support what you have presented in your assignment.

NOTE:Please use the template provided in resources section of this subject site.

Rationale

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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to identify ethical issues related to ICT.
  • be able to assess the implications of ethical problems.
  • be able to critically evaluate solutions to ethical problems.
  • be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral issues raised by the adoption and use of ICT.

Marking criteria and standards

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The following marking sheet will be used to assess students' submissions. Please check that you have met all the criteria before you submit your assignment

CriteriaStandards
High Distinction (HD)Distinction (DI)Credit (CR)Pass (PS)Fail (FL)
Use professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives to analyse the ethical issues involved in the case.(Value 70%)Comprehensive understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through in-depth discussion and analysis of three most relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Mostly comprehensive understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through in-depth discussion and analysis of three most relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Some understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through some discussion and analysis of two relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Basic understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives through some discussion and analysis of two relevant ethical issues involved in your chosen case.Major omissions in understanding of the professional, philosophical, and sociological/descriptive ethics perspectives and irrelevant ethical issues are identified and analysed.
Writing & structure
(Value 20%)
Language features and structures are used to convey meaning effectively, concisely, unambiguously, and in a tone appropriate to the audience and purpose with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.Well-developed skills in expression & presentation of ideas.
Fluent writing style appropriate to assessment task/document type.
Grammar & spelling accurate.
Good skills in expression & clear presentation of ideas.
Mostly fluent writing style appropriate to assessment task/document type.
Grammar & spelling contains a few minor errors.
The text contains frequent errors in spelling, grammar, word choice, and structure, lacks clarity, and is not concise, but the meaning is apparent to the reader with some effort.Rudimentary skills in expression & presentation of ideas.
Not all material is relevant &/or is presented in a disorganised manner.
Meaning apparent, but writing style not fluent or well organised.
Grammar & spelling contains many errors.
Referencing(Value 10%)Referencing is comprehensive, demonstrates academic integrity, and conforms exactly to APA style conventions.Very good referencing, including reference list and citations.
High quality references.
Good referencing, including reference list and citations.
Good quality references.
Referencing is comprehensive, mostly accurate according to APA style conventions, and demonstrates academic integrity. Some minor errors or omissions in style and formatting choices (e.g. italics, punctuation, etc) don’t impact on the transparency and traceability of the source, or demonstration of academic integrity.Sub-standard (or no) referencing.
Poor quality (or no) references.

Answered Same Day Aug 08, 2020 ITC506 Charles Sturt University

Solution

Soumi answered on Aug 10 2020
132 Votes
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHS, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY     
SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP
SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP
ASSIGNMENT 1: THREE DISTINCT PERSPECTIVES OF APPLIED ETHICS
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WORD COUNT: 1548
1. Introduction
Ethics is the
anch of study, which deals with morals and behavior of individuals. It is used to guide the human behavior and demarcate the differences between wrong and right conduct. It explains that although people’s perspective may be different but there are some universal ethical principles which must be followed for the long-term benefit of whole society. In the given article, it will be discussed the social media platform provider Twitter case from various ethical perspective, where it allegedly censored the free speech and repudiated the basic human right of freedom of expression.
Media Article: Fo
es, (2018) Is Twitter Really Censoring-Free Speech Retrieved from https:
www.fo
es.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2018/01/12/is-twitter-really-censoring-free-speech/#3f0bed3c65f5
2. Professional Ethics Perspectives
Professional Ethics are the standard of behavior expected to be followed within the corporate field. In the professional corporate world, organizations are concerned about their top and bottom-lines. As stated by Belle (2017), in the pressure to meet the deadlines or to gain some advantage over competitors, organizations and their leaders often walk along the thin line of difference between ethical and non-ethical activities and face the ethical dilemma situations.
As stated by Statache et al. (2015), internet is the open and fair platform where people can freely express themselves on various platforms like Facebook and Twitter. However, there were recent reports which claimed that Twitter abused its open and free platform and selectively deleted the posts and entire accounts of the user, thus limited the human rights of freedom of expression. The facts based on which posts and accounts were selected for partial deletion or restriction was never disclosed, thus raising the ethical issue over the real motive (Fo
es, 2018). Twitter has remained silent over the issue and never cleared the basis on which they did the partial censorship. It would have been ethical if they had specified the exact rules and conditions for censorship, however, company had largely remain silent on these issues (DesJardins, 2014). 
The real ethical issue is that online platforms to communicate are becoming more and more black opaque boxes without people’s knowledge and the right to talk for about third of this world’s population is being decided by handful of organizations. The real motive behind their act is not clear, but it may be due to company’s political or corporate affiliation or their own hidden-agenda, as selective censorship can be used to generate specific public opinion and manipulatively influence the public beliefs about any issue (Grant, Arjoon & McGhee, 2017).
Twitter did not respond when it was asked to release its full set of manuals, tutorials, documentation work, thus it maintained in-transparency over its operations and did not specify any justifiable reason for its refusal to respond. Similarly, they have refused to release aggregate demographics details of content review staff like their gender, country-of-origin, race; language, social or religious affiliation, which would have refuted the claims of content review staff’s biasedness. Maintaining transparency in the work-operations is sine-qua-non for the ethical business.
3. Philosophical Ethics Perspectives
As mentioned by Tavani (2013), philosophical perspective to ethics concerns itself with its influence on...
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