What ISIS can teach us about fighting far-right violence online
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Paris today, set to join world leaders at a summit called "The Christchurch Call." It's designed to help politicians and big tech work together to eradicate hate and extreme speech online.
The event comes two months after a white supremacist killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
By no means is online extremism a new phenomenon, as earlier this decade big tech was confronted by violent ISIS propaganda on their platforms — to which reliable solutions were found.
Today on Front Burner, we speak to Prof. Taylor Owen, who helps us understand why the measures we used to combat ISIS online have proven ineffective with the extreme right. He is the chair of media, ethics and communications at McGill University.
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