Think & Drink: One Click Away - Hate and the Internet
Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas.
*Due to the closing of Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., this event has been moved to The Grand Cinema.*
Has the internet made hate more infectious? Personalized feeds and sophisticated algorithms can direct us to content and communities that reinforce our most radical ideas and worst impulses - and dare us to act on them.
A rise in hate groups, coupled with multiple mass shootings that incubated in dark online corners, has raised urgent questions: How has the web affected how we treat one another? Despite the benefits of a connected world, is the internet built for hate?
From trolling to White Nationalism, join us to explore the mechanics of online hate, the responsibilities of tech companies and governments, and what we should - and shouldn't do - to try to stem the tide.
Featuring University of Washington professor at the iSchool, Anna Lauren Hoffmann; Pacific Lutheran University philosophy professor Sergia Hay; and Pacific Lutheran University communications professor, Marnie Ritchie. In partnership with the iSchool at the University of Washington, The Grand Cinema, and Blues Vespers.
Founded in 1973, Humanities Washington is the state's flagship non-profit for public humanities programming and an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Grand Cinema (View)
606 S Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
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