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25 Aug/17
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Europe/Zurich

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Ends: 27 Aug/17 20:00

Webster University media hackathon - tackling hate speech

An 8-week intensive course on media-related concept prototype development. This is the kickoff session organized at IdeaSquare.

Challenge: Tackle hate speech on the web to make the Internet a safer space for all without dampening free expression. 

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, 4chan and others have often become megaphones for hate and bullying; incubators for extremism.  At best, vitriol and outsized emotion hinder reasoned and rational discourse. At its worst, it can radicalize readers to violence. Social media allows extremist groups a platform to amplify their size and potency. It’s easy to