Virtual Event – Combating Online Hate in Schools

Wednesday 8 June 2022, 7:00 pm EDT, online (Ottawa, Canada)


Learn and discuss the issues of digital citizenship, the state of online hate and discuss some of the challenges young people face on popular digital platforms. Participants will learn about some of the common symbols and codes used by extremists online, and look at the ways in which anti-Asian, anti-Black and anti-Semitic content has been spread online recently.

About the Speaker

Emily Thompson is the Associate Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center‘s Research Department. She came to the USA 8 years ago from the UK after receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History, with a focus on Holocaust denial. Her research focuses on the Digital Terrorism and Hate project, exploring how extremists utilize the internet and social media to spread hateful and harmful content and ideologies. She is the program director for Combat Hate, an interactive student workshop designed to introduce media literacy skills and provide tools for young people to deal with hate online.


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