Racist Hate Speech in Social Media – HateTrack


As the HateTrack project is nearing completion, FuJo has teamed up with Vox-Pol and the Anti-Bullying Centre to organise an event that brings together academics and civil society to discuss the issue of racist hate speech in the digital public sphere.

The all day event will be on 19th April in All Hallows College.

10.15 Registration 

10.55 Welcome and introduction: Dr Ronit Lentin (Trinity College Dublin)

11:00 Morning session: ‘Identifying and understanding online racism and hate speech: old and new challenges’- Chair: Prof Maura Conway

Dr Lucy Michael (Ulster)
Dr Gavan Titley (NUIM)
Dr Becky Gardiner (Goldsmiths College, London) (tbc)
Prof Eoin O’Dell (TCD)
Prof James O’Higgins Norman (DCU)
Dr Matti Pohjonen (DCU)

12:15 Coffee break

12:30 Afternoon Session: Experiencing and dealing with online racism and hate speech: responses from policy makers and civil society Chair: TBC

Walter Jayawardene (Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission)
Aga Wiesyk (European Network Against Racism Ireland)
Patrick O’Reilly (Pavee Point)
Eoin Heffernan (#IamIrish)
Aiste Slajute (Eurobug/No Hate Speech Movement)
Caroline Reid (Irish Refugee Council)

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Presentation of the ‘Hate Track’ tool and discussion

Jiang Zhou and Suzanne Little: ‘Functionality and design of the hate track algorithm’

Hashika Dixit and Vinay Datta: Using the tool for research on hate speech

Further information and tickets for the event can be found here