A global onslaught on existing speech norms and institutions: coping with hate speech, fake news and online violent extremism

What was long a matter of spirited but largely episodic debate—how to isolate, identify and fashion societal responses to the certain categories of speech—has now expanded into a complex and immediate problem of large-scale institutional response.  Terrorism, intense polarization, new global arrangements and the rise of fake news have all influenced national and international approaches.  This conference addresses how we should respond to these challenges.