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April 24: Hate speech and tech

Journalist Kara Swisher to discuss hate speech and tech industry

Kara Swisher, a leading American technology journalist and co-founder of Recode, will present a talk on “Hate Speech and the Technology Industry” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in 100 Kirkbride Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

The presentation, part of the “Hate Speech, Free Speech: Why Should It Matter?" series, is free and open to the public.

Swisher will discuss how Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies are responding to hate speech online.

About Kara Swisher

Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference. Recode and Code are wholly owned by Vox Media.

Previously, Swisher co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering was considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column "BoomTown." Previously, she covered breaking news about the web’s major players and internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper.

Before joining the bureau, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper in Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.


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