Founder and Director of the Dangerous Speech Project | Faculty Associate, Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Security
Susan Benesch founded and directs the Dangerous Speech Project, to study speech that can inspire violence – and to find ways to prevent this, without infringing on freedom of expression.
To that end, she conducts research on methods to diminish harmful speech online, or the harm itself. She also serves tech companies as an unpaid, external source of ideas and critique, and speaks and publishes on governance of online content, hate speech, and disinformation. Trained as a human rights lawyer at Yale, Susan is also an adjunct professor at American University.
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