Academic ArticleSeptember 10 2019

Owning Ethics

Corporate Logics, Silicon Valley, and the Institutionalization of Ethics

Jacob Metcalf,
Emanuel Moss,
danah boyd

Data & Society Researchers Jacob Metcalf, Emanuel Moss, and Founder and President danah boyd investigate the tensions that arise when adapting ethics initiatives at Silicon Valley tech companies.

“By talking with people who are at the forefront of thinking through ethics from within the technology sector, we found that the commitment to ethics is in tension with—and at risk of being absorbed within—broader and longer-standing industry commitments to meritocracy, technological solutionism, and market fundamentalism.”

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