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Thursday, May 17 • 17:15 - 18:15
Take Back the Net: Innovations in Tackling Online Hate and Harassment

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As the internet and social media become increasingly essential to our lives and careers, online hate speech and harassment remain rampant, with evidence that they're having a chilling effect in our online communities. With tech companies unable to effectively meet the needs of each individual targeted by hate on the internet, innovative intermediary groups have risen up, employing a diverse array of effective tactics to combat hate, silence harassers, and give power back to internet users themselves. This panel discussion will feature the ingenious innovators who have stepped in to offer solutions to an endemic problem that tech companies are still struggling to solve, offering a ray of hope that our online communities might one day become safer and more inclusive for all.


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Laura Macomber

Journalism and Press Freedom Project Manager, PEN America
Laura Macomber is the Journalism and Press Freedom Project Manager at PEN America. Her work focuses on the impact of hate speech and online harassment on writers and journalists, and on the development of approaches to curb the spread of fake news and promote the importance of jo... Read More →

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Thursday May 17, 2018 17:15 - 18:15
203A

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