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AoIR 2017-2019 Executive Committee

We are excited to welcome the 2017-2019 Executive Committee to AoIR.  The new Executive Committee will officially take office in October at the Association General Meeting. We hope you’ll join us in Tartu to meet with them and provide your

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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.

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A Warm Welcome to the German Internet Institute

We’re delighted to see the establishment of another major institution in this field, with last Tuesday’s announcement of the winning bid for a German Internet Institute.

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