An increasing amount of people expresses their discontent with societal and political issues in hateful comments on different social media platforms. People who are involved in social justice, who are in the public eye or report on controversial topics often become the target of negative comments, which often turn into shitstorms. Women are far more often on the receiving end than men. Also, there are gender-specific differences in the types of comments. The Vienna-based journalists Jelena Gučanin and Nicole Schöndorfer have both reported frequently on the topic hate on the Internet and have experienced hate speech on the net themselves. In the first edition of "Convo Club" we will talk about freedom of expression on social media, possible causes of excessive expression online and strategies for dealing with hate speech.
Admission is free, no registration required.
03 16 2019 3 p.m.
This Ends Now! Journalists Against Hate on the Internet
Convo Club #1 Alexandra Stanić, Nicole Schöndorfer