Beyond generating anxiety, the current coronavirus pandemic is also related to an increase in the diffusion of hate speech and conspiracy theories, putting forward a racist and xenophobic perspective of the crisis. Whether they are spread by extremist groups or ordinary individuals on social media, these messages convey false informations that might prove a danger to social togetherness. In this presentation, we will explore the issues of hate speech and conspiracy theories within the contexts of global crises, as well as take a look at how those discourses are displayed and diffused in the current Québec context. Finally, we will discuss good practices of information-seeking, and other ways of avoiding the diffusion of informations that are not only false, but also potentially harmful to many of our fellow citizens.
Dates and Time:
August 12, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in French
August 13, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in English
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- On 31 July 2020
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