Hate and harassment pose an urgent threat to religious freedom for religious minorities and secular communities. But conversations around the role of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms in amplifying hate often focus on freedom of speech in digital spaces – not the right to freedom of belief for those targeted.

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On Wednesday, January 25, Interfaith Alliance joined leading tech experts for an intersectional conversation on the fundamental right of religious freedom, our increasingly online lives, and the impact of Big Tech business practices that incentivize hate. Speakers included:

  • Zaki Barzinji, Program Director, Aspen Digital
  • Paul M. Barrett, Deputy Director, the Center for Business and Human Rights, Stern School of Business
  • Lauren Krapf, Counsel for Technology Policy & Advocacy, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
  • Moderated by: Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, President of Interfaith Alliance

This conversation took place Wednesday, January 25, 2023 via Zoom.