The Big Issue
A record number of hate crimes are being recorded – but why is this and what can we do to stop them, asks Matthew Williams.
Algorithms, social media filter bubbles, and hate.
BBC Two - David Baddiel: Social Media, Anger & Us
The Independent - Long Read
Can we solve football’s hate problem? Take a look at the ‘Salah Effect’
As the horrific fallout of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine sends shockwaves around the world – a crisis within a crisis is developing.
Professor Matthew Williams, who runs HateLab, said the tournament will inveitably be a magnet for racism and misogyny.
Professor Matthew Williams of Cardiff University’s HateLab, said “trigger events” would see trolls pile in.
Evening Standard - Review
This fascinating study explores our…capacity to hate and what we can do about it. A harrowing but illuminating work, being released at a time when hate appears to be on the ascendency but far from trying to stop it, some of the world’s most powerful people seem to be using it to manipulate millions…At times it reads more like a thriller. David Marsland
The Psychologist - Review
Singapore Straits Times - Top 10 books in March 2021
On the potential impact of the Premier League boycott of social media because of online hate: “I’ve been working in this area for 20 years, ten of those years heavily involved in social media, and to date I’ve seen nothing quite as coordinated as this…it could beginning of a movement“