A More Social Media: Human Rights and Equality in the Digital Public Sphere

This event took place at the Science Gallery, Dublin, on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

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Social media facilitates the rapid spread of ideas online, and hate speech is no exception.

Protecting human rights and equality in the digital arena is an increasingly urgent challenge for our society and democracy. The potential for intolerance online to shape politics and public debate offline is becoming one of the hallmarks of the digital age.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, as Ireland’s national human rights and equality body, brought together international experts and commentators from the worlds of law, media, academia and the tech sector to understand the nature of online hate speech, and how to tackle it.

Research commissioned from Dublin City University on hate speech in the Irish digital public sphere was also presented and published on the day. This research is co-funded by:

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