"Humans of New York and ethical reflections in the digital age." Communication and the Public, 2016.

The massive global success of the Humans of New York blog presents a view of the world which transcends our individual differences and allows a feeling of universal human connection. Yet, this feeling of universality often simplifies other forces at work, particularly masking structural patterns of exploitation or oppression. This article examines the ethical dimensions of the blog, specifically focusing on photos of Syrian refugees as presented to a Western audience.