Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
This paper aims to engage with the social issues emerging from the increasing reliance upon app-driven services, as they pertain to precarious labor and ethical standpoints in a digital era. Popular ride services such as Uber have been lauded for bringing much needed transportation services that are superior to expensive taxis or unpleasant or inaccessible public transit.
As a result of over three years of ongoing research and analysis, this paper is a comprehensive assessment of a number of social issues facing the integration of practices both signified and enacted in an economy driven by apps such as Uber. While these companies are indeed profitable, questions remain as to just how much of a panacea these practices actually herald.
Chee, Florence. An Uber Ethical Dilemma: Examining the Social Issues at Stake. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 16, 3: 16, 2018. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, School of Communication: Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JICES-03-2018-0024
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