Anna Carola Freschi

Sociologist at the University of Siena, working on digital and deliberative democracy, politics and class, digital media and participation, public policy and communication.


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The degradation of politics

Italy’s problem with hate speech

The Italian far-right’s use of social media to inflame hatred is unprecedented in its extent and intensity. The result is the degradation of political discourse in an already under-regulated media environment. Countermeasures are emerging but the problem is structural and partly rooted in the commercial model of social media.

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