Category: Publications

AoIR partnering with Internet Policy Review for Special Issue

AoIR is happy to announce a collaboration with the Internet Policy Review for a special issue highlighting research presented at the #AoIR2017 Networked Publics conference taking place from 19 to 21 October 2017. The open access journal on internet regulation

2017 Carl J. Couch Award Winner

AoIR offers congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award, Chris Julien, a Ph.D. student in Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University. We look forward to meeting him and discussing his work this year in

When exploiting kids for cash goes wrong on YouTube: the lessons of DaddyOFive

Tama Leaver, Curtin University and Crystal Abidin, Curtin University

The US YouTube channel DaddyOFive, which features a husband and wife from Maryland “pranking” their children, has pulled all its videos and issued a public apology amid allegations of child abuse.

The “pranks” would routinely involve the parents fooling their kids into thinking they were in trouble, screaming and swearing at them, only the reveal “it was just a prank” as their children sob on camera.