Josh Smith

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What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online

Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.

Over the character limit

This research, supported by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, found that the more moral virtue language is being used on Twitter, the more likely there is to be virtuous behaviour on the platform.

Beyond the bubble: the online conversation on research and development

This report looks into how research and development is discussed and communicated about online. It shows the need for researchers to work harder to be a bigger part of the online conversation, in order to combat the rise of misinformation.