How Existing Civil Rights Laws Can Help Fight Online Extremism

February 28, 2023

Published in Harvard Law Review, Dr. William "Chip" Carter, Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, shares how a "wide array of legal tools in existing civil rights law can be brought to bear in the current fight against far right terrorism." The article specifically points to the Anti-Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and how the sections within it can be used to hold not only violators of civil rights but also bystanders accountable. Dr. Carter also serves as a Steering Committee member of the Collaboratory Against Hate (CAH). His breadth of civil rights law expertise is invaluable as we explore ways to hold perpetrators and bystanders accountable for the violence emanating from online far right extremist terrorism.

Read the full essay here.

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