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 us 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 UX Researcher at Facebook, Lindsay Blackwell; University of Washington professor at the iSchool, Anna Lauren Hoffmann; and ACLU Director of the Technology and Liberty Project, Shankar Narayan. Moderated by Bellevue College professor, Eric Davis. In partnership with the iSchool at the University of Washington and Town Hall Seattle.
Event is open to all ages with a $5.00 charge per ticket. Youth (22 and younger) can attend for free – registration is required through the link provided. Buy tickets from Town Hall Seattle.
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- October 9, 2019
- The Forum at Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 United States
About Think & Drink Events
Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas. Scholars, experts, artists, or activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Events are held periodically throughout the year in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Yakima.