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Data Debate: Freedom to troll?

The Alan Turing Institute

From the organisers: Should we be able to say what we want online? Politics, cyber-bullying and hate speech. The balance between free speech and online abuse is getting harder to define and police. What can and should be done to tackle it? In this Data Debate we will discuss trolling: the practice of online harassment and the posting of inflammatory content on the internet. It has destroyed lives, been held responsible for putting women off politics, fuelling racism and flooding trusted media streams with fake news. With only one in five cases of cyber bullying being reported, what can digital platforms do to fight against it? Do efforts to police it risk undermining the internet as a place of free speech? Fundamentally, should we be able to say what we want online? Join the debate with our panel of experts as we discuss trolling and the effect it is having in our data-driven lives.

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