Dates: 18th – 22nd October 2021
Online Events via Facebook Livestream: @CAREMassey
CARE is looking forward to this activist-in-residence conversation with Byron Clark. Byron has played an instrumental role in exposing the networks of white supremacy in Aotearoa. We will explore together the collaborations between white supremacy and Hindutva, and strategies for resisting the fascist forces.
Online Event Dates:
Tuesday, 19 October @ 1 pm
CARE in Conversation with Byron Clark and Prof. Mohan Dutta
Livestream Link: CARE in Conversation with Byron Clark and Prof. Mohan Dutta
Byron Clark is an activist from Christchurch. For the past two years his work has focused on the reemergence of the far-right and the spread of misinformation online. Much of this activism has taken the form of video essays on YouTube mixing humour with educational content. Clark also has a background in oral history, having recorded an oral history of the ‘Occupy’ protest in Christchurch that took place in 2011 and has written for Fightback, Overland and David Farrier’s Webworm.
Wednesday, 20 October @ 12 pm
CARE Public Talk – Digital Hate in Aotearoa with Byron Clark
Livestream Link: Digital Hate in Aotearoa
Over the past decade the world has watched as movements like the alt-right and Qanon have emerged online, and have in turn affected offline politics. Aotearoa has not been immune to this phenomenon. This talk examines the origins of hate on the internet, and how social media fueled its growth, with a particular focus on the new far-right in Aotearoa.
Thursday, 21 October @ 11 am
CARE Workshop – Countering Online Hate and Misinformation with Byron Clark
Livestream Link: Countering online hate and misinformation
Everyone has a role to play in countering the spread of hate and misinformation. This workshop demonstrated how to report content to social media platforms as well as utilising institutions like Netsafe and the Broadcasting Standards Authority. It also featured discussion about preventing radicalisation and possibilities for de-radicalisation.
White Paper – Anti-Social Networks: Hate and misinformation online and strategies for responding.
Friday, 22 October @ 10 am
CARE White Paper Launch and Strategies for Responding with Byron Clark and Prof.Mohan Dutta
This paper examines the networks spreading hate and misinformation that have emerged online in Aotearoa in the past few years, and how they have been able to influence mainstream politics despite their small numbers. Ideologies and conspiracy theories from overseas – in particular the United States – have mixed with false narratives that are locally specific. The authors look at strategies for countering these narratives.
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