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 Gonzaga University professors, Kristine Hoover, Monica Bartlett, Vik Gumbhir, and Kem Gambrell. In partnership with the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, Center for Public Humanities at Gonzaga University, and the Arnold Fund.
Event is free and open to the public. Register here.
- October 8, 2019
- Magic Lantern Theatre
25 W Main Ave #125 Spokane, WA 99201 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.