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May 17, 2017
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7 p.m.

Boston Public Library
Rabb Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Fueling Extremism in a Wired World
Public Program

Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with the unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. How can societies counter these hateful messages and keep the world safe?

Dr. Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Amanda Nimmer, Associate Program Director, Quantum Communications
Nicco Mele, Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Charles M. Sennott, Founder and Executive Director, The GroundTruth Project

Co-presented with:

Northeast Regional Office

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