Dangerous Speech Pre and Post COVID-19:
Countering Online Hatred while Protecting Freedom of Expression
May 21, 2020
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
This talk, organized by the Network for Responsible Public Policy, discussed the challenges of responding to hatred online as well as best practices. It drew on 18 months of research conducted by Cathy Buerger, Director of Research at the Dangerous Speech Project.
CATHY BUERGER is the Director of Research at the Dangerous Speech Project (DSP), a Washington, DC-based NGO that studies the relationship between speech and violence. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut, where her research examined how civil society activists in Ghana work together to support positive norms and to uphold human rights. Her current research at the DSP focuses on civil society responses to dangerous and hateful speech online. She is a Research Affiliate of UConn’s Economic and Social Rights Research Group, Managing Editor of the Journal of Human Rights, and an Editor for the Teaching Human Rights Database.
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