Ethical Concerns for Censorship Measurement

TitleEthical Concerns for Censorship Measurement
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsJones, B., Ensafi R., Feamster N., Paxson V., & Weaver N.
Published inProc. SIGCOMM Workshop on Ethics in Networked Systems Research
Date Published08/2015

Based on our experiences in measuring censorship in several projects,we frame various ethical questions and challenges that we have en-countered. We offer this short document to highlight open questions that we view as important to consider when establishing ethical norms for censorship measurement.


Ben Jones is partially funded by the Open Technology Fund’s In-
formation Control Fellows Program. This work is also supported
by NSF Awards CNS-1540066/CNS-1223717/CNS-1237265, and a
Google Focused Research Award. We thank Michael Tschantz for
his input on an earlier draft and for helpful discussions that helped
formulate our thinking.

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