Digital Hate

The Global Conjuncture of Extreme Speech

Edited by Sahana Udupa, Iginio Gagliardone and Peter Hervik

Contributions by David Boromisza-Habashi, Jonathan Corpus Ong, David Katiambo, Max Kramer, Marc Tuters, Sal Hagen, Carole McGranahan, Amy C. Mack, Gabriele de Seta, Nell Haynes, Jürgen Schaflechner, Jonas Kaiser, Indah S. Pratidina and Erkan Saka

Published by: Indiana University Press

416 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in, 36 b&w illus., 2 b&w tables

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  • Paperback
  • 9780253059253
  • Published: February 2022


Rather than creating a more unified and equitable world, the internet has given rise to an explosion of vitriolic language on a global scale.

Digital Hate: The Global Conjuncture of Extreme Speech provides the first distinctly global and interdisciplinary perspective on hateful language online. Moving beyond Euro-American allegations of "fake news," contributors draw attention to local idioms and practices and explore the profound implications for how community is imagined, enacted, and brutally enforced around the world. Collectively, the volume relies on ethnography and field-based research to investigate online extreme speech with an international approach—from anti-immigrant memes targeted at Bolivians in Chile to trolls serving the ruling AK Party in Turkey.

Offering a much-needed global perspective on the "dark side" of the internet, Digital Hate is a timely and critical look at the raging debates around online media's failed promises.