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.

Panelists:

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

Moderator:

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.

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