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A panel consisting of researchers, professors and experts to discuss research based studies involving online harassment and the fundamentals of online hate including, but not limited to, its terminology, instigators, targets, methods, and why online hate can be more dangerous than hate that originates offline.
Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment
Andrea Weckerle is the founder of CiviliNation and the author of the book "Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies, and Other Jerks." She earned her Juris Doctor at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, where she also served on the Senior Staff of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, the first exclusively online law journal in the U.S. In addition to her law degree, she underwent extensive mediation training, earning certificates in Commercial Mediation and Conflict Resolution Processes.
Joanne St Lewis
University of Ottawa
My motto, justice is made flesh by what we do, inspires my teaching, consulting, training and activism. I am currently teaching courses in public law, digital defamation and counter-terrorism. I am also a lecturer in the USC CREATE Homeland Security Centre of Excellence, Executive Program on Counter-Terrorism.
I am the first Black woman to sit on the Law Society of Upper Canada--the governing body for 47,000 lawyers in Ontario, Canada--in its 218 year history.
In June of 2014, I was the successful plaintiff in a case of malicious online defamation that has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada.
"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality."
Pew Research Center
Maeve Duggan is a Research Associate at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. Her work applies public opinion methods to explore how the internet and technology shape our society. She is the author of a nationally-representative survey of internet users on the prevalence and patterns of online harassment.
DIR OF DANGEROUS SPEECH PROJECT
Berkman Center For Internet And Society
Susan is Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She founded the Dangerous Speech Project, to study speech that inspires intergroup violence - and to find ways to prevent this *without* infringing on freedom of expression - and she does research on how to counter hateful and harmful speech online.