Need an expert? Harassment and threats to politicians, journalists

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Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts

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Professor Dubois runs the  Pol Comm Tech Lab, a multi-disciplinary research group focused on exploring the intersections of politics, communication, and technology, which includes political scientists, computer scientists, and communication scholars. Her work examines political uses of digital media including media manipulation, citizen engagement, and artificial intelligence.

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences

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“There are several factors that have led to this, from the effect of the pandemic to the decline in confidence of our democratic institutions, and politicians giving oxygen to and propagating conspiracy theories.”

Full Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section

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“There is a need to describe these attacks as forms of hate propaganda on the basis of gender and, if needed, reform the criminal law to make it more possible to bring actions against the online and personal attacks against female journalists and politicians.”