Are our brains wired to hate? Is social media to blame for an increase in hateful abuse? With hate on the rise, what can we do to turn the tide? Drawing on twenty years of pioneering research – as well as his own experience as a hate-crime victim – our guest, a world-renowned criminologist explores one of the pressing issues of our age.
Today we discuss the role of big tech, algorithms and echo chambers.
We welcome the author of The Science of Hate: How prejudice becomes hate and what we can do to stop it, Matthew Williams
00:01:18 Algorithms, “Tay” and the Internet Censorship
00:10:20 How Regulation Can Help
00:21:33 Bot Traffic, Fake Accounts
00:25:43 Facebook Influence in Myanmar
00:32:03 Trigger Events and Predictive Events
00:33:45 Wisdom of The Crowd
00:37:37 What to do when you see Hate Speech