2016 Schedule

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

Why Does Hate Thrive Online?

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 3
208 Barton Springs Rd

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 at SXSW

Andrea Weckerle



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 earn...

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Joanne St Lewis at SXSW

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...

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Maeve  Duggan at SXSW

Maeve Duggan

Research Assoc

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 auth...

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Susan  Benesch at SXSW

Susan Benesch

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 ...

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