17:00-18:00 // BOOK PRESENTATION

Presenter: Claudia Fusani
Speaker: Matteo Grandi

Insults, discrimination of all kinds, misogyny, instigation of violence, homophobia, racist and anti-scientific fake news, revenge porn…just to mention some of the most obvious. There is no doubt that the Internet, in particular with the social media, has become a place where you can download anger and frustrations without feeling guilty, or fiercely attack public figures or complete strangers simply because their opinions are different to your own. This avalanche of filth appears to be set off by the idea that the Internet is a free zone, a Far Web where there are no rules, where impunity reigns and where it is legitimate and feasible to take the law into your own hands. But is it really the Internet’s fault if people hate? Are we really willing to risk our freedom of expression in order to carry out an indiscriminate crusade against online hatred? What role do the various platforms play? How does the widespread lack of digital education affect certain currents? And what kind of regulatory framework exists? In this brilliant pop investigation full of recent examples, Matteo Grandi, one of the most influential voices on the Web, takes a close look at the phenomenon of Internet pollution in all its manifestations in order to explain what we mean when we talk about hatred and social media.


Teatro Sant’Andrea
Via del Cuore, Pisa, PI, Italia
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