Recent years have seen a significant increase in the presence of far-right politics online, in Australia and overseas, with misogynistic, racist and antisemitic content in open circulation, and far-right conspiracy theories gaining traction. Twenty years after hosting the conference Cyberhate: Prejudice and Bigotry on the Internet, the Freilich Project is pleased to bring together three experts on the far right online to discuss this pressing issue.
Simon Copland is a PhD candidate in sociology at the Australian National University, researching the “manosphere” and issues of gender, sexuality and politics.
Jordan McSwiney is a PhD candidate in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney, researching the organisational dynamics of Australian far-right parties. Jordan is a past recipient of the Freilich Early Career Research Grant.
William Allington received his PhD from the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney for his study into online antisemitism and young people's ability to recognise, respond to, and refute antisemitic material.