2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Tech and the United Front Against Online Hate

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 3
208 Barton Springs Rd

In this solutions-focused discussion, hear from technology experts and innovative startups who are taking action against online hate. With the shared desire to create a more civil and safe online community, industry leaders will discuss how they are developing solutions and best practices for the tech industry to implement moving forward.

Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment


Desiree Caro at SXSW

Desiree Caro

HeartMob Program Coord


Born and raised in the Bronx, Desiree's experiences as a young Latina helped shape her passion for creating change and helping others. She has worked in the Latin@ community for over 15 years with...

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Michelle Ferrier at SXSW

Michelle Ferrier

Assoc Dean


Michelle Ferrier is the founder of Troll-Busters.com, a just-in-time rescue service for women journalists who are targets of online harassment. Using positive messaging and coaching services, Ferri...

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Nona Farahnik at SXSW

Nona Farahnik


As Whisper's Director of Trust and Safety, Nona oversees the community safety team, law enforcement operations and policies related to user privacy, content moderation. Prior to joining Whisper, N...

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Steven Freeman at SXSW

Steven Freeman

Deputy Dir Policy & Programs

Anti-Defamation League

Steven M. Freeman was appointed the Anti-Defamation League's Deputy Director for Policy and Programs in March 2016. He previously served as director of the ADL Legal Affairs Department. In that c...

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