SOAS University of London

Matti Po­h­jonen to speak on hate speech at University of Helsinki

14 November 2019

Dr Pohjonen's talk will introduce the concept of extreme speech, initially developed as an anthropological qualifier to explore public controversies around online hateful speech and violent online political extremism. He will argue that extreme speech instead of providing a blanket categorisation of all forms of speech seen as hateful, proposes that “the production, circulation, and consumption of online vitriol should be approached as much as a cultural practice and social phenomenon as it is a legal or regulatory one” (Udupa and Pohjonen 2019, p 3050).

See here for more information on Dr Pohjonen's lecture.

To learn more about the topic, you can read Dr Pohjonen's blog "Global Digital Cultures and Extreme Speech" here on the Centre for Global Media & Communications blog.

For further information, contact:

mp41@soas.ac.uk