New Topics in Social Computing: Online Abuser Dynamics

In this discussion we will review the dynamics and patterns of online abuse on social networks. How does a minor scuffle so quickly become an avalanche of online harassment? Why are women, people of color, and the queer and trans community disproportionately targeted? What are steps we can take to build safe spaces on the internet? A killfile or block button is no longer a sufficient tool to prevent abuse and the common advice “don’t feed the troll” ignores the contemporary climate of online abuse. We will discuss tactics to minimize online abuse and the potential for structural change.

Panelists: Erin Kissane, Sydette Harry and Melissa Gira Grant

Space is limited so please RSVP here.

Hours: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Free

Doors: 7:00PM

Panel begins: 7:30PM

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People: Erin KissaneJoanne McNeil, Melissa Gira Grant, Sydette Harry
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