The dangers of hate speech on social media
Episode based on the article
- The United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech, launched by the United Nations in 2019.
- Taking Action against Hate Speech through Counter and Alternative Narratives, by the Council of Europe
- The Alan Turing Institute's hub for online hate research
- The report published by Ofcom about the impact of online hate
- The Hate Debate, by the podcast channel More Perfect
About the Speaker
Darren Lilleker is professor of political communication at Bournemouth University. His expertise is political campaigning and public engagement in politics, in particular the positive and negative impact of digital technologies on political engagement and participation. He has published widely on political communication and its impacts. Past works include Political Communication and Cognition (Palgrave, 2014) and The Psychology of Democracy (Routledge, 2022). He is co-editor of the Journal of Visual Political Communication.
Marta Pérez-Escolar is assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Loyola University (Seville, Spain). Her research emerges from the synergy of civic and political participation, public opinion, disinformation, hate speech, and ideology. She has recently published Hate Speech and Polarization in Participatory Society (Routledge, 2022) and obtained a José Castillejo International Mobility Stays for Young Post-Doctoral Researchers in 2022, where she spent six months in a research stay at Bournemouth University (UK).