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Wired | 08.02.18

Online Hate is Rampant. Here’s How to Keep it From Spreading

Joan Donovan, Whitney Phillips, danah boyd

In WIRED, Media Manipulation Research Lead Joan Donovan, author of “The Oxygen of Amplification” Whitney Phillips, and Founder and President danah boyd suggest strategies to combat hate online.

“Phillips suggests we stop using the fungible phrase ‘trolls’ when talking about hate groups: It both minimizes their genuinely vile goals and makes them seem like a huge horde. (Many meme campaigns are probably ‘three dudes and their bots,’ as Phillips cracks.)”

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