Are we being manipulated online? If so, is being manipulated by online technologies and algorithmic systems notably different from human forms of manipulation? And what is under threat exactly when people are manipulated online?

This volume provides philosophical and conceptual depth to debates in digital ethics about online manipulation. The contributions explore the ramifications of our increasingly consequential interactions with online technologies such as online recommender systems, social media, user friendly design, microtargeting, default settings, gamification, and real time profiling. The authors in this volume address four broad and interconnected themes:

  • What is the conceptual nature of online manipulation? And how, methodologically, should the concept be defined?
  • Does online manipulation threaten autonomy, freedom, and meaning in life and if so, how?
  • What are the epistemic, affective, and political harms and risks associated with online manipulation?
  • What are legal and regulatory perspectives on online manipulation?

This volume brings these various considerations together to offer philosophically robust answers to critical questions concerning our online interactions with one another and with autonomous systems. The Philosophy of Online Manipulation will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in moral philosophy, digital ethics, philosophy of technology, and the ethics of manipulation.

chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction and overview of chapters

ByFleur Jongepier, Michael Klenk
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part I|119 pages

Conceptual and methodological questions

chapter 2|34 pages

Online manipulation

Charting the field
ByFleur Jongepier, Michael Klenk
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chapter 4|19 pages

Online manipulation and agential risk

ByMassimiliano L. Cappuccio, Constantine Sandis, Austin Wyatt
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chapter 5|17 pages

Manipulative machines

ByJessica Pepp, Rachel Sterken, Matthew McKeever, Eliot Michaelson
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chapter 6|24 pages

Manipulation, injustice, and technology

ByMichael Klenk
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part II|139 pages

Threats to autonomy, freedom, and meaning in life

chapter 7|21 pages

Commercial Online Choice Architecture

When Roads Are Paved With Bad Intentions
ByThomas Nys, Bart Engelen
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chapter 8|24 pages

Microtargeting people as a mere means 1

ByFleur Jongepier, Jan Willem Wieland
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chapter 9|19 pages

Manipulation as digital invasion

A neo-republican approach
ByMarianna Capasso
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chapter 10|17 pages

Gamification, Manipulation, and Domination 1

ByMoti Gorin
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chapter 11|19 pages

Manipulative Design Through Gamification

ByW. Jared Parmer
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chapter 12|18 pages

Technological Manipulation and Threats to Meaning in Life

BySven Nyholm
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chapter 13|19 pages

Digital Manipulation and Mental Integrity

ByGeoff Keeling, Christopher Burr
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part III|97 pages

Epistemic, affective, and political harms and risks

chapter 14|17 pages

Is There a Duty to Disclose Epistemic Risk?

ByHanna Kiri Gunn
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chapter 15|19 pages

Promoting Vices

Designing the Web for Manipulation
ByLukas Schwengerer
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chapter 16|16 pages

Online affective manipulation

ByNathan Wildman, Natascha Rietdijk, Alfred Archer
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chapter 17|26 pages

Manipulation and the Affective Realm of Social Media

ByAlexander Fischer
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chapter 18|17 pages

Social media, emergent manipulation, and political legitimacy

ByAdam Pham, Alan Rubel, Clinton Castro
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part IV|39 pages

Legal and regulatory perspectives

chapter 19|19 pages

Regulating online defaults

ByKalle Grill
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chapter 20|18 pages

Manipulation, Real-Time Profiling, and their Wrongs 1

ByJiahong Chen, Lucas Miotto
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