Understanding Antisemitism on the Web


January 11, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Understanding Antisemitism on the Web” with Dr. Jeremy Blackburn, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Binghamton University in New York

Dr. Jeremy Blackburn, alumnus of USF and Congregation Schaarai Zedek, joined us three years ago to share his research regarding antisemitism and hate speech on the internet, focusing on web communities like 4chan and Gab.com. Unfortunately, over the past three years, things have gotten even worse, and with recent changes, even the more mainstream Twitter has become increasingly problematic.

Dr. Blackburn will join us again from his home in Binghamton to share his research and his take on current trends. You can either join us at Schaarai Zedek or from your home via Zoom, but we can only offer you desserts and coffee if you join us in person. Dr. Blackburn is broadly interested in data science, with a focus on large-scale measurements and modeling. His largest line of work is in understanding “jerks on the Internet.” His research into understanding toxic behavior, hate speech, and fringe and extremist Web communities has been covered in the press by The Washington Post, the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and New Scientist, among others.


Topic: Adult Education: “Understanding Antisemitism on the Web” with Dr. Jeremy Blackburn
Time: Jan 11, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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