Those who feel disenfranchised from mainstream leaders are vulnerable to falling for the promises of online ‘leaders’ and ‘alt-moral entrepreneurs’.
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
Online personalities like Andrew Tate are using social media to amplify their misogynist and anti-woman rhetoric. Social media companies deplatforming them can cut them off from followers and revenue.
Anyone who has trawled through an internet forum will have seen how anonymity can change people. What happens when young people are thrown into the mix?
Regulating online hate speech can have unintended consequences, such as reinforcing right-wing narratives and further marginalizing vulnerable communities.
We all have a role to play to address hostility online.
Disturbing online posts and written messages were purportedly left by Ethan Crumbley in the days running up to deadly school shooting.
A higher quality discussion emerged among commenters allowed to use personas instead of their real names.
Justin Trudeau has a reputation as a youthful progressive outside of Canada, but among right-wing Canadians online, he’s despised — and he’s been confronted with hostility on the campaign trail.
Australia’s piecemeal approach to regulating hate speech online isn’t working. The UK has introduced a possible better way forward.
We found LGBTIQ+ groups are exposed to an unacceptable level of discrimination and intimidation, including death threats, targeting of Muslims and threats of stoning or beheading.
A civil rights group is suing Facebook for its failure to stop the spread of anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks say they are targeting hate, but they’re overlooking a major source of hateful content: gun talk.
‘Zoombombing’ trolls have started to infiltrate virtual meetings - bombarding unsuspecting victims with racist and sexist speech and in some cases, pornographic imagery.
Free speech is too important to leave it to a government regulator to decide what should be banned.
Children’s identity development through play is now being worked out online – so adults must consider what this means, and support learning in reflectiveness, relatedness and agency.
Researchers look for signals that might distinguish people who are upset and ranting online from those who intend to do real physical harm.
Dozens of countries and hundreds of firms and nonprofits are fed up with digital violence and are working toward greater cybersecurity for all.
It’s not your intent that matters when you’re considering your online behaviour – it’s the consequences that create the impact.
Social media companies struggle to identify and remove hate speech when it’s posted. What can computer science reveal about how hate-filled texts and videos spread online?