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Public intellectualism and hate speech online - Two presentations on the role of social media in public knowledge creation

Webinar as part of the project “Fighting for E/Quality”

06.05.2020 | Knud Holt Nielsen

Dato tir 19 maj
Tid 12:30 13:45
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Webinar organised by the research project ’Fighting for E/quality’: https://projects.au.dk/fighting-for-equality/     

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“The Intellectual Dark Web: Constructing public intellectual authority in the Digital Age”

Mikkel Bækby Johansen (PhD fellow at the Dept. of Communication at University of Copenhagen).

New online media platforms have transformed the process of constructing public intellectual authority in contemporary Western societies. Social media, crowdfunding sites and other digital platforms based on user generated content constitute the cornerstones of a new mediated public intellectual space. YouTube, Twitter and Patreon enable public intellectuals, e.g. members of “The Intellectual Dark Web”, to spread their ideas and connect with audiences without the interference of legacy institutions and gatekeepers. In turn, this stimulates new forms of user engagement. Intellectual products circulate in new ways online, as users find, share, edit and discuss media content produced by public intellectuals, ultimately contributing to the construction of public intellectual authority. In my talk, I am going to outline the theoretical and analytical framework for studying public intellectualism in the Digital Age.

“Hate and Mapping Incel Culture”

Christoffer Bagger (Ph.D. Fellow in Communication and IT at the University of Copenhagen)

This talk will present the results of a mixed methods inquiry into the so-called "Incel" (involuntary celibate) community online. This community has recently been associated with violent mass killings, and is marked by an often hateful discourse. This talk will discuss how the incel community constructs the ideas of their in-group representatives and out-group representatives (colloquially: "Chads" and "Stacies") as well as how their hatespeech can be seen as divided along gendered lines. Christoffer Bagger’s research centers on how digital media allow people to both connect with existing contexts, and create new ones as well. He is currently attached to the DFF-sponsored project "Personalizing the professional".

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