Hate and the internet: the next topic for Untangling the web

Today we've launched a new series of fortnightly articles called Untangling the web. The purpose of the series is to examine how the most revolutionary innovation of our time - the internet - has transformed our world? What does it mean for the modern family? How has it changed our concepts of privacy? Of celebrity? Of love, sex and hate?

The first article in the series looks at how a generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.

For the next topic in the series, I'll be looking at how the web has changed how we hate: do we hate people and groups more or less? Is it easier to hate, and does online hatred translate into offline hate crime?

Topics likely to be covered are: cyber-bullying, extremism, cyber-balkanization, disinformation.

Add your suggestions on these and other online hate-related ideas to the comments, send them to [email protected], or tweet @aleksk.

But please, don't direct hatred at the author. Thanks.

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