Online Trolling India

A joint two-day seminar on online trolling of women journalists, activists, actors, women politicians and other civil society members, hosted by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and IAWRT, India chapter.

It is being held on Wednesday, 12 and Thursday, 13 September 2018 (10:00-18:00, both days) Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan 3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi.

The seminar will explore how troll armies target dissent and free speech, and examine how threats can escalate into physical attacks. It will aim to better prepare citizens to protect themselves when confronted with such attacks and look at what women journalists and others do when misogynistic abuse and death threats issued to them online are ‘liked’ by those in positions of authority.

The seminar will address the issue that is going global, who bears responsibility for multi-billion dollar platforms when they become a toxic digital spaces? Full details attached.