This is a thread for sharing articles, resources, and ideas at the intersection of covid-19, tech, and ethics. Two big categories are disinformation and surveillance/privacy. I will make this post a wiki so others can add to it.
- The Simplest Way to Spot Coronavirus Misinformation on Social Media covers the work of Mike Caulfield, a is a digital information literacy expert working at Washington State University Vancouver. If you are interested, check out the twitter account @infodemic for shareable threads about how to to tell fact from fiction on the web regarding COVID-19.
- Full Fact - The UK’s independent fact checking charity is a team of independent fact checkers and campaigners who find, expose and counter the harm it does. You can follow them on Twitter @fullfact
Privacy & Surveillance
There have been proposals to increase surveillance (through tracking people, sharing personal health data between public health authorities and private companies, thermal surveillance cameras, and more)
@hypervisible (who does a great job of covering privacy & surveillance issues in general) is keeping a twitter thread of articles related to coronavirus and surveillance: