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Fueling Extremism in a Wired World


In three lectures taking places in different locations in September, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will examine the use of social media within the context of extremism.

The events will explore the tension between protecting free speech and limiting hate speech as well as asking what responsibility technology companies, governments, and individuals have to limit the use of technology in the battle against extremism.

The events will take place in in Los Angeles (20 September), Scottsdale (21 September) and Austin (28 September) and are organized in cooperation with the Loyola Marymount University, the Bullock Texas State History Museum and Scottsdale Community College.

The speakers will vary depending on the location of each event, but include Dr. Steven Corman, Director, Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University, Mouafac Harb, Independent Media and Political Consultant and former News Director, The Middle East Radio Network, Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media, and Tara Sonenshine, Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State.

For more information on the individual events and to reserve your place, please consult the website of the USHMM.