Racist Hate Speech in Social Media - HateTrack

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DCU All Hallows campus

Grace Park Road




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A day event to discuss racist hate speech in the Irish digital public sphere.


19th April 2018, All Hallows College [SPD.AHCSG03]

Registration-Coffee 10.15-10.45

Welcome and introduction 10.45-11.00

Dr Ronit Lentin (Trinity College Dublin)

Morning session I 11.00 am-12.15 pm

‘Identifying and understanding online racism and hate speech: old and new challenges’- Chair: Prof Maura Conway

Dr Lucy Michael (Ulster)

Dr Gavan Titley (NUIM)

Prof Eoin O’Dell (TCD)

Prof James O’Higgins Norman (DCU)

Dr Matti Pohjonen (DCU)

Coffee break 12.15-12.30

Afternoon session II 12.30-1.30

Experiencing and dealing with online racism and hate speech: responses from policy makers and civil society

Walter Jayawardene (Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission) (tbc)

Aga Wiesyk (European Network Against Racism Ireland)

Patrick Reilly (Pavee Point)

Eoin Heffernan (#IamIrish)

Aiste Slajute (Eurobug/No Hate Speech Movement)

Caroline Reid (Irish Refugee Council)

Chair: TBC

Lunch 1.30 -2.30

Presentation of the ‘Hate Track’ tool and discussion 2.30 - 3.30

Jiang Zhou and Suzanne Little: ‘Functionality and design of the hate track algorithm’

Hashika Dixit and Vinay Datta: Using the tool for research on hate speech