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Editorial | Open Access

Issues of Ethics and Methods in Studying Social Media

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Abstract:  The Editorial raises some challenging ethical and methodological aspects of Internet based research (such as protection of informational privacy, informed consent, general ethical guidelines vs case-based approach), which are further discussed in the five articles of this special issue.

Keywords:  ethics; Facebook; Internet based research; participation; social media



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