Combating Hate and Extremism Online
Two decades into the democratization of the internet, how well has American democracy adjusted to the digital age? Information silos and algorithms make it easier for Americans to get radicalized online. Hate speech, conspiracy theories, and extremist groups have proliferated on the internet– encouraging violence in some cases and advocating overthrow of the government in others. What are tech companies doing to combat hate speech, QAnon, and misinformation? What more should they be doing? How should public policy adjust to new threats and opportunities in a digital democracy?
This timely conversation will feature Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League, Margaret Huang (SFS’91) from the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Issie Lapowsky, tech reporter for Protocol.
Join GU Politics for “Combating Hate and Extremism Online.” April 8th at 6 PM EDT. RSVP for the event.