Professor Mirbabaie addresses in a recent publication the ethical challenges of using social media as a source of data for empirical research across a variety of academic disciplines. Scholars in the Information Systems (IS) discipline must deal with a patchwork of ethical frameworks, regulations, and (missing) institutional support. To initiate a debate on how to develop a common understanding of Social Media Analytics research ethics, this paper compiles a scoping review of extant literature and suggests a research agenda for IS scholarship on this matter.
Mirbabaie, M. & Marx, J. (2022). The Investigator’s Dilemma - A Review of Social Media Analytics Research Ethics in Information Systems. Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS).