Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
1101 K Street NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005
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The Internet provides a powerful platform for individuals to engage in free speech, but some extremists regularly go online, often anonymously, to spread bigotry, engage in cyber-bullying, and encourage violence. In their new book, Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet, Abraham Foxman and Christopher Wolf argue that online hate speech is a serious threat that needs to be addressed and discuss the merits of a range of responses including through the law, counter-speech, and intervention by intermediaries. 

Please join ITIF for a presentation from co-author Christopher Wolf. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance of combating hate speech and the means available to do so. Lunch will be provided.

Christopher Wolf
Hogan Lovells LLP
Daniel Castro
Vice President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Leslie Harris
Center for Democracy & Technology
Adam Thierer
Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University