Hate speech in the age of the Internet
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 17/05/2018 15:11
The first of InternetNZ’s popular Speaker Series for 2018 Hate and the Internet will open the floor for a conversation on Internet trolls and hateful comments – from race and religion, to sexual orientation, disability, and gender and our right to freedom of expression.
Massey University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley believes we can no longer ignore the rise in hate speech online.
“It’s a serious issue for any New Zealander that uses the Internet. Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right but so is practicing your religion or your sexuality without experiencing abuse. By facilitating this event InternetNZ is providing the platform to enable online hate speech to be discussed because it is worth debating.”