One Click Away: Hate and the Internet
Has the internet made hate more infectious? Personalized feeds and sophisticated algorithms can direct us to content and communities that reinforce our most radical ideas and worst impulses — and dare us to act on them. A rise in hate groups, coupled with multiple mass shootings that incubated in dark online corners, has raised urgent questions: How has the web affected how we treat one another? Despite the benefits of a connected world, is the internet built for hate? From trolling to white nationalism, join Humanities Washington to explore the mechanics of online hate, the responsibilities of tech companies and governments, and what we should — and shouldn't — do to try to stem the tide.
Featuring Anna Lauren Hoffmann, assistant professor at the UW iSchool; Shankar Narayan, director, ACLU of Washington Technology and Liberty Project; and Eric Davis, Bellevue College professor.
The event is free for those 22 and younger, $5 for the general public.