Three members of faculty at OSU will give perspectives on the use of mass media to spread hatred. First, Katherine Hubler will discuss a Nazi-era German tabloid that regularly used “fake news” to demonize Jews. The balance of the panel discussion will focus on the current issue of how the Internet is being used to spread hatred that can in turn incite violence directed against the groups and individuals that it demonizes. William E. Loges will explain why hate speech so often finds a home in social media. The final panelist, Daniel Faltesek, will discuss a project that he and several of his students undertook during the midterm elections to track and categorize tens of thousands of Anti-Semitic tweets.

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Panel Discussion
Location: 
OSU Memorial Union, room 109
Event Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 19:30