This Week in PR Ethics (4/23/20): Misinformation or Cancel Culture? Ethics Intelligence and the Ethics of Remote Work

This week three things stood out when it came to PR ethics: Is banning unpopular speech stopping misinformation or cancel culture? What goes into ethics intelligence? What are the ethics of remote work?

  • Misinformation or Cancel Culture?Breitbart had an interesting story on how Facebook is censoring any content related to COVID-19 lockdown protests because they are misinformation. This opens up some really interesting discussion questions. Just like some churches exercised freedom of religion, is this freedom of speech. But Facebook is not the government? But by censoring something that is legal and political and accurate (the protests ARE happening) is Facebook promoting cancel culture. There are so many nuances to this the debate is fascinating.


  • EI 2.0 – Ethics Intelligence – HR Zone looks at ethics in the workplace. Specifically, What is ethical intelligence and why is it important? Is it possible to increase the ethical IQ (eIQ) of the organizations in which we work?


Mark McClennan, APR, Fellow PRSA
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Mark W. McClennan, APR, Fellow PRSA, is the general manager of C+C's Boston office. C+C is a communications agency all about the good and purpose-driven brands. He has more than 20 years of tech and fintech agency experience, served as the 2016 National Chair of PRSA, drove the creation of the PRSA Ethics App and is the host of


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