This workshop is organized by David Garcia, Medical University of Vienna & CSH Vienna.
Online hate (i.e., cyberhate) refers to a behavior in which people send extreme, harassing, threatening, or insulting messages concerning, for example, sexual orientation, religious conviction, ethnic background, disability, appearance, or gender to intentionally hurt others. This kind of aggressive behavior can lead to serious short- and long-term consequences for individuals and societies including increased terrorist-group activity, discrimination against minorities, violent conflicts, or even war. Online hate and extremism is an increasing global phenomenon. It is important to discover how people become its perpetrators, how to prevent them from perpetrating online hate and also how victims can effectively cope with online hate.
Integrating scientific and multidisciplinary understanding of online hate, we aim to set up a framework to analyze globally the extend of online hate and it’s consequences to people and societies, with the final purpose to discover and test to decrease online hate and minimize its harms.
(by invitation only)