National Pilot Committee for Digital Ethics - Ethics watch bulletin n°2
This bulletin is part of the monitoring work on the ethical issues related to the use of digital technology in the context of a health crisis carried out by the Pilot National Committee on Digital Ethics (CNPEN).
The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has exacerbated both the need for reliable information and the circulation of disinformation or misinformation, leading platforms to step up their moderation efforts. This newsletter identifies the ethical tensions relating to the implementation of digital content moderation tools and the mechanisms for combating the virality of disinformation or misinformation by platforms during the health crisis. It then highlights certain ethical issues relating to the authority acquired by these platforms and the relations they maintain with other authorities such as the State, the justice system or the press.