The Breeding Ground of Extremism: Exploring the Use of Social and Online Media

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Extremism: Confronting Hate Without Fear

The Breeding Ground of Extremism: Exploring the Use of Social and Online Media

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Join us for a panel discussion with leading experts:

·         Michael Edison Hayden, Southern Poverty Law Center

·         Christopher Mathias, senior reporter, Huff Post

·         Moderated by Marilyn Markham

Christopher Mathias is a senior reporter at HuffPost where he covers right-wing extremism and civil unrest. He covered the deadly “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville; was kicked out of a Steve King campaign event; and was wrongly arrested by the NYPD while covering an anti-racist uprising. He's exposed the white nationalist ties of congressmen, congressional candidates, U.S. servicemen, cops, a prison guard, an EMT, and two teachers. More recently he reported on the radicalization of the GOP in Idaho. Originally from Gettysburg, Pa., he now lives in New York City.

Michael Edison Hayden serves as a Senior Investigative Reporter and Spokesperson for Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), where he publishes stories about online radicalization, social media influencers and authoritarianism. His work as an investigative reporter has also been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, National Geographic, and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He is a three-time grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis reporting and he authored Columbia University’s guide to OSINT reporting in 2019.