Laurie Penny - Online Harassment, What Drives it and How it Lowers Visions
Laurie Penny is a journalist, author and Contributing Editor at New Statesman magazine. She has written for The Guardian, Vice, Salon, The Nation and many others, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing in 2010 and is a commentator on radical politics, feminism, pop culture and protest.
The harassment of people online is emerging as one of the biggest issues on the internet. It's a topic that thankfully has gained much attention in the media recently. In this session we want to examine what the drivers of hate online are and why it's so important to work against it.