12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 4 – November 8th
Dr. Matti Pohjonen, VOX-Pol Research Fellow 2015 – 2016
“Rapefugees Not Welcome Here”: Online Hate Speech, the Refugee Crisis,
and Far Right Extremism.
Matti Pohjonen is VOX-Pol’s 2016 Research Fellow. His research focuses on different kinds of conflict mediation mechanisms through which social media communities across the world have tried to counter and mitigate hate speech and violent political extremism online. Prior to joining VOX-Pol Matti worked on a project mapping online political discussions in Ethiopia for the Programme on Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCLMP) at the University of Oxford, and was a Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
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