Dangerous Speech and the 2024 U.S. Election

As the 2024 United States election approaches, speech that can move people toward accepting violence, what we call “dangerous speech” (DS), is flourishing, and with it, there is a growing possibility of intergroup violence.

Working with a team of research fellows, we at the Dangerous Speech Project are collecting and analyzing examples of dangerous speech targeting trans people, migrants, poll workers, and local election officials, as well as examples found in campaign ads, related to guns, and referencing the January 6th, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and subsequent trials.

Monthly, we release the findings to researchers, journalists, and practitioners working to prevent violence during this period.