Hate, Trolls and Freedom of Expression Online: What To Do?

Hate, Trolls and Freedom of Expression Online: What To Do?

Podcast (1:37:03)

Tuesday April 4, 2017 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Rogers Communcation Centre, Room 103
Ryerson University
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

The surge in both online abuse, most commonly gendered, racially-, sexually- or religiously-based, and in technologically-enabled harassment demands we reconsider the thorny question of how democratic societies deal with abusive discourse while preserving the right to free expression. Four prominent experts will engage in a lively discussion about the problems and what should be done.


Noor Javed, Award-winning Reporter, Toronto Star

Julie Lalonde, Ottawa-based Women’s Rights Activist

Penni Stewart, Associate Professor of Sociology, York University

James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University


Fuyuki Kurasawa, Research Chair in Global Digital Citizenship, York University

This event is co-sponsored with Global Digital Citizenship Lab at York University

For more information about the GDCL at York please visit: http://gdcl.apps01.yorku.ca/

This is a free event and no registration is required.