The Drivers and Virality of Hate Speech Online
53 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2021 Last revised: 31 Jan 2022
Date Written: January 28, 2022
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: 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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