EVENT: CONFERENCE ON SUPREMACISM AND AUTHORITARIANISM

Cathy Buerger will be participating in the virtual Conference on Supremacism and Authoritarianism, discussing the threat of antidemocratic and supremacist movements, ideologies, and politics.

We study dangerous speech and ways to counteract it.

Dangerous Speech: A Practical Guide

People don’t commit violence against other groups - or even condone it - spontaneously. First they must be taught to see other people as pests, vermin, aliens, or threats. Malicious leaders often use the same types of rhetoric to do this, in myriad cultures, languages, countries, and historical periods. We call this Dangerous Speech. Violence might be prevented by making it less abundant or less convincing. We work to find the best ways to do this – while protecting freedom of expression.

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EVENT: CONFERENCE ON SUPREMACISM AND AUTHORITARIANISM

Cathy Buerger will be participating in the virtual Conference on Supremacism and Authoritarianism, discussing the threat of antidemocratic and supremacist movements, ideologies, and politics.

Why They Do It: Counterspeech Theories of Change

People who do counterspeech almost universally want to reach audiences, not the people spreading harmful speech. Drawing on over 50 interviews with counterspeakers, this paper reports on four primary theories of change as counterspeakers describe them, and discusses the implications of this for researchers.

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International Human Rights Law and the Meta Oversight Board

Executive Director Susan Benesch of Dangerous Speech Project speaking on panel "International Human Rights Law as the Basic Framework of Meta's Oversight Board Decisions" at Columbia University.

Tucker Carlson is Inciting Violence Against Doctors

This week Tucker Carlson crossed a new line, deliberately inciting his viewers to harm a specific group of people.