Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online

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dc.contributor.author Gasser, Urs
dc.contributor.author Reventlow, Nani Jansen en_US
dc.contributor.author Penney, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Amy Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.author Junco, Reynol en_US
dc.contributor.author Tilton, Casey B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coyer, Kate en_US
dc.contributor.author Dad, Nighat en_US
dc.contributor.author Chaudhri, Adnan en_US
dc.contributor.author Mutung'u, Grace en_US
dc.contributor.author Benesch, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.author Lombana-Bermudez, Andres en_US
dc.contributor.author Noman, Helmi en_US
dc.contributor.author Albert, Kendra en_US
dc.contributor.author Sterzing, Anke en_US
dc.contributor.author Oberholzer-Gee, Felix en_US
dc.contributor.author Melas, Holger en_US
dc.contributor.author Zuleta, Lumi en_US
dc.contributor.author Kargar, Simindokht en_US
dc.contributor.author Bourassa, Nikki en_US
dc.contributor.author Matias, Jorge en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-14T18:46:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier Quick submit: 2017-01-10T14:48:54-0500
dc.identifier.citation Nani Jansen Reventlow, Jonathon Penney, Amy Johnson, Rey Junco, Casey Tilton, Kate Coyer, Nighat Dad, Adnan Chaudhri, Grace Mutung’u, Susan Benesch, Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Helmi Noman, Kendra Albert, Anke Sterzing, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Holger Melas, Lumi Zuleta, Simin Kargar, J. Nathan Matias, Nikki Bourassa, and Urs Gasser. 2016. Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research Publication. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33746096
dc.description.abstract This collection of essays includes perspectives on and approaches to harmful speech online from a wide range of voices within the Berkman Klein Center community. Recognizing that harmful speech online is an increasingly prevalent issue within society, we intend for the collection to highlight diverse views and strands of thought and to make them available to a wide range of audiences. We issued an open call to our community for short pieces that respond to issues related to harmful speech online. Through this collection, we sought to highlight ongoing research and thinking within our extended community that would be available to readers in a way that is more accessible than traditional academic research. The 16 short essays compiled in this collection are authored by a global group of friends, colleagues, and collaborators. We hope that this diverse mix of perspectives, viewpoints, and data points provokes thought and debate, and inspires further exploration. Evidence of the complexity of the issue is that no two writers sought to cover the same topic from a similar point of view; from legal perspectives to research results to paradigm-shifting provocations, a multitude of topics, opinions, and approaches are included. Many pieces draw from research, while others are more opinion-based, indicating that discourse around this topic can be inherently opinionated and passionate as well as scholarly and academic. Some pieces are written in a style evocative of advocacy, whereas others are written with scholarly communities in mind. The range of perspectives and opinions found here—and the lack of consensus on some topics—highlight the dynamic complexity of the issues and how competing values are frequently entangled. The pieces  are organized into three categories: Framing the Problem, International Perspectives, and Approaches, Interventions, and Solutions. The first and last sections include essays that build upon our understanding of their categories, and the section on International Perspectives addresses specific geopolitical contexts and ways in which the regulation of harmful speech may or may not be serving the citizens of a particular country or region.  en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications/2017/08/harmfulspeech en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Perspectives on Harmful Speech Online en_US
dc.type Research Paper or Report en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-01-10T19:48:45Z
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.date.available 2016
dc.date.available 2017-08-14T18:46:11Z

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