The Drivers and Virality of Hate Speech Online

53 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2021 Last revised: 31 Jan 2022

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Uttara M Ananthakrishnan

University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business

Catherine E. Tucker

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Management Science (MS)

Date Written: January 28, 2022

Abstract

Hateful speech online is a prevalent challenge for digital platforms. As hate speech and online bullying are particular issues among young children, this paper documents the extent of hateful speech in response to the videos posted by young children who are attempting to attract large followings on the digital content sharing site YouTube.

Keywords: Hate Speech, Racism, Sexism, Internet, Social Media

JEL Classification: L86, M37

Suggested Citation

Ananthakrishnan, Uttara M and Tucker, Catherine E., The Drivers and Virality of Hate Speech Online (January 28, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3793801 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3793801

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