Hew Wai Weng
Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International StudiesUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Details are updated as of 22 December 2022
The past decade has seen how digital technologies and ethnoreligious hate can become closely intertwined. Digital technologies provide alternative spaces and novel methods of dissemination of hateful ideas; at the same time, the paths that tech companies pursue are increasingly driven by the need to factor how to mitigate (or, sometimes, capitalise on) the influence of such narratives. In the Asia-Pacific, the challenge of addressing hate narratives in Indonesia has garnered recent international attention. This panel will provide a space for scholars and activists to understand this trend and properly respond to them.