Trolls: Lessons from Online Anti-Semitism's Rise

Mar 12, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT
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Trolls: Lessons from Online Anti-Semitism's Rise

Last year, accounts of online anti-Semitism, once relegated to fringe sites, reared into public view. Unprecedented targeting and harassment of Jews has become alarmingly prevalent in online rhetoric and vicious tweet storms from the far left and alt-right, targeting Jews (real or assumed) in the media, politics and beyond.

Journalist Julia Ioffe found herself in the crosshairs of online hate including harassing phone calls and death threats.

Join Julia Ioffe and Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone in a frank discussion on this trend, its cause, how we can hope to address it, and the universal message of transcending hate for people of all backgrounds.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Track: Journalism
Level: Beginner