People have been trying to understand the catalysts of human behavior, especially violent behavior, for thousands of years. In this review, we focus on how speech, especially public, often online speech, can inspire civilians of one group to attack civilians of another or create an atmosphere in which such violence is encouraged.
April 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. One of its lasting lessons for the world is that words matter, and we must monitor and resist Dangerous Speech.
This six-minute introductory video explains Dangerous Speech and its five elements, with historical and contemporary examples from around the world.
This article shows quantitative evidence that propaganda broadcasts by radio stations in Kenya may have had a direct influence on…
This 2009 talk delivered by Susan Benesch at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Sudikoff Seminar examines the history of genocide in international law, and offers a proposed definition for the crime of incitement to genocide.