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Countering Digital Hate
Digital technology has changed forever the way we communicate, build relationships, share knowledge, set social standards, and negotiate and assert our society's values. Digital spaces - forming an important new plane of human existence - have been colonized and their unique dynamics exploited by fringe movements that instrumentalise hate and misinformation. These movements are opportunistic, agile and confident in exerting influence and persuading people.

Over time these actors, advocating diverse causes - from anti-feminism to ethnic nationalism to denial of scientific consensus - have formed a Digital Counter Enlightenment. Their trolling, disinformation and skilled advocacy of their causes has re-socialized the offline world for the worse.

Imran Ahmed founded the Center for Countering Digital Hate in December 2017 to help address these growing threats. The Center's work combines both analysis and active disruption of these networks. CCDH's solutions seek to increase the economic, political and social costs of all parts of the infrastructure - the actors, systems and culture - that support, and often profit from hate and misinformation.

In this webinar, we will hear from Imran Ahmed and learn more about the center's work, and what we can do to counter digital hate.

About Beyond JMS:

Launched this spring, beyond JMS is a new, on-going webinar series that seeks to provide opportunities for new insights, knowledge, conversations, and skills for our alumni, students, and professionals in San Diego or around the world. Although focusing on our own graduates and current students, lifelong learners from anywhere are welcome.

Feb 5, 2021 03:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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