Online Communities of Hate; Lessons from Frankenstein

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The Pittsburgh shooter and his posts online have sparked a conversation about the role the internet plays in normalizing extremist views. On The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk to an expert from Baldwin Wallace University who studies the spread of misinformation on the internet, and discuss online communities of hate. Then, what lessons have we learned from Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, 200 years after its publication? Join us.

Guests: 

-Brandon Szuminsky, PhD, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, Baldwin Wallace University

-Kirsten Parkinson, Phd, Director, Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Hiram College 

-Nick Hirsch, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Hiram College

-Brandy Schillace, PhD, Author & Editor-in-Chief, Medical Humanities Journal

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