Date of Lecture: November 6, 2017
About the Speaker: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist and author of "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are" (HarperCollins, 2017). A contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times, he holds a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.
About the Talk: By analyzing data from Google searches and membership in hate sites like Stormfront.org, Stephens-Davidowitz reveals where and when people are searching for hate on the Internet, how search trends correlate with hate speech and rhetoric, and the typical profiles of users who conduct anti-Semitic, racist or Islamophobic searches. He draws upon the data to hint at ways we might reduce anti-Semitism and other forms of hate in America.
His talk is supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.