Online misogyny and hate speech

Online misogyny and hate speech 

An ‘Infodemic’ as Dangerous as a Pandemic

Fake news and misinformation are not a novel phenomenon linked exclusively to coronavirus. Laclau (2005) defines fake news as “a floating signifier, used by different and opposing, antagonistic, hegemonic political projects as part of a battle to impose the “right” viewpoint onto the world” (Farkas and Schou 2018:302). In that sense, fake news is aContinue reading “An ‘Infodemic’ as Dangerous as a Pandemic”

Hate Speech, Fake News, and Whatsapp

Introduction: “Hate speech” or “extreme speech” are terms that can be heard daily around the world, but particularly, on many news channels in America. Hate speech is defined by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI, 2020) as “ …covering many forms of expressions which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred, violence, and discriminationContinue reading “Hate Speech, Fake News, and Whatsapp”

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