Workshop on ‘Racist Hate Speech in Social Media – Hatetrack’

VOX-Pol, in conjunction with the National Anti Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC), the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) and DCU School of Communications will hold an event to discuss racist hate speech in the Irish digital public sphere in All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University on Thursday, 19 April.

Register for the event here.



Room SPD.AHCSG03, All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra.



1015-1045 Registration-Coffee


1045-1100 Welcome and introduction 

Dr Ronit Lentin (Trinity College Dublin)


1100-1215 Morning session: Identifying and understanding online racism and hate speech: old and new challenges

Chair: Prof Maura Conway (DCU and VOX-Pol)

Dr Lucy Michael (Ulster)

Dr Gavan Titley (NUIM)

Dr Becky Gardiner (Goldsmiths College, London) (TBC)

Prof Eoin O’Dell (TCD)

Prof James O’Higgins Norman (DCU)

Dr Matti Pohjonen (DCU and VOX-Pol)


1215-1230 Break 


1230-1330 Afternoon session: Experiencing and dealing with online racism and hate speech: responses from policy makers and civil society

Walter Jayawardene (Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission) (TBC)

Aga Wiesyk (European Network Against Racism Ireland)

Patrick O’Really (Pavee Point)

Eoin Heffernan (#WeAreIrish)

Aiste Slajute (Eurobug/No Hate Speech Movement)

Caroline Reid (Irish Refugee Council)

Chair: TBC


1330-1415 Lunch 


1430-1530 Presentation of the ‘Hate Track’ tool and discussion 

Jiang Zhou and Suzanne Little: ‘Functionality and design of the hate track algorithm’

Hashika Dixit and Vinay Datta: Using the tool for research on hate speech


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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