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Tuesday, December 6 • 9:00am - 9:20am
How They Hate: An Investigation Of Hate Websites From The American South

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Previous research on the topic of online hate groups has indicated that these groups use techniques to consolidate their identity as well as perpetuate further instances of hate. Earlier studies have analyzed data from Hatewatch, affiliated with the Southern Poverty Law Center in which researchers conducted content analyses on hate sites in order to answer questions such as how members of groups participate and interact within the framework of the hate groups, and also to describe the groups in terms of whether or not they were violent. In order to discover how hate is justified and perpetuated, this study takes a similar approach to examine hate websites from five southern states along the Eastern Coast: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The investigation involves a content analysis of hate web sites from the previously mentioned states. Variables of interest include: to what degree the websites promote hate; the targets of their hate; and how the websites perpetuate instances of hate. Ultimately, this analysis explores how and why hateful speech and acts may be perpetrated online.

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Tuesday December 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am
237 Zageir Hall

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