Hate Speech and Oppression in Cyberspace
Kids taunting classmates (with resulting emotional scars); harassment, stalking, and death threats; and organized and race-, gender-, religion-based hate groups; prominent bloggers like Kathy Sierra and Blackamazon have taken their blogs down after death threats or attacks ... along with all the speech-empowering power of cyberspace, the Internet also distributes words and images of hate. Are there effective ways of dealing with this issue?
(still in progress. to be finalized after the Berkman@10 Race and the Internet panel on "Netizenship: Engaging with Race and Diversity Online")