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Social Media Platforms as Public Health Arbiters: The Ethical Implications of Facebook’s Suicide Prevention Algorithm

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The emergence of Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm has prompted discussion around the role that social media platforms should play in public health intervention. Concerns have been raised about an entity that is not a legitimate public health authority collecting and acting on personal health information of its users, particularly sensitive data like an individual’s mental health status. Mental illnesses are still stigmatized, despite continued efforts to normalize these conditions in some areas of the world. Depending on a user’s geographic location, the ramifications of the suicide prevention algorithm generating false positives for suicide risk could have severe consequences. This chapter looks to develop this debate by examining the ethical implications of Facebook’s suicide prevention algorithm from a privacy, legal, and cultural perspective.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelAI in eHealth : Human Autonomy, Data Governance & Privacy in Healthcare
RedaktørerMarcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Michael Wilson, Mark Fenwick, Nikolaus Forgó, Till Bärnighausen
Udgivelses stedCambridge
ForlagCambridge University Press
Kapitel4
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2021
NavnCambridge Bioethics and Law

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