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Some electronic auction Web sites allow sellers to put almost anything up for auction, even though an auction item may offend some people

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- What role do these types of information systems have?
- In your opinion, do you believe sellers should be able to post whatever they want without sensitivity to others? Why or why not?
- What controls should be placed on the products sold in electronic auctions? Provide at least 3 examples.
- What ethical issues can arise in electronic auctions?
- What measures can be taken to address the ethical issues you described?

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- What role do these types of information systems have?

The main role of these type of information systems is to provide a platform for facilitating and bring together buyers and sellers over the online platform.

- In your opinion, do you believe sellers should be able to post whatever they want without sensitivity to others? Why or why not?

No, buyers and sellers should not be able to post anything as some items or comments can be sensitive for a certain group of people and hence, moderator or owner of the site should closely monitor and review and ...

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