Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
ITIF
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.

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