Archive - November 18, 2014

How to Defeat Online Extremism

How to Defeat Online Extremism

If you spend much time on Twitter, these days, you may start to question social media’s promise of bringing people together. Just search any hashtag associated with the Central American Children, Ukraine, Gaza and now Ferguson — then steel yourself because you are about to become awash in hate. Social media, it seems, isn’t just cute cat videos and baby photos. Recently, Twitter and Facebook feeds have been transformed into battlegrounds. Gary Silverman recently observed in a column for the FT, “All these closer connections don’t seem to be leading to peace and love, or harmony and understanding, or anything like[…]

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