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Wednesday, May 25 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hate Gone Viral

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Hate Gone Viral tackles the challenges faced by society in dealing with the growing phenomenon of the proliferation of hate speech in new media. This phenomenon has created a “ Internet Hate Incubator” that has accelerated and heated hate speech to a boiling point. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become prime breeding grounds for hate groups, cyberbullying and terrorist recruiting cells, all hiding behind the protections offered by First Amendment protected speech. What can we do to stem the tide of hatred? What can parents do as their children are exposed to this steady stream of hatred in a world where there is no longer a barrier between the brick and mortar world of hatred and the safety of the home? Hate Gone Viral attempts to answer those questions and explains how the Internet Hate Incubator and the Social Hate Incubator are playing roles in the increase in hate speech and violence in our society.

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Brian Cuban

Brian is Dallas attorney and speaker in the areas of the 1st Amendment, hate speech on the internet and medical marijuana He writes extensively on these subjects and others on his widely read blog, The Cuban Revolution. He has been invited to speak at colleges and universities on... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Jacob Javits Center 1A10

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