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The New Media and Social Networks as a factor in the process of Radicalization and Normalization of Hate Crimes

Lyuba Spasova


The article analyzes the processes of radicalization and its expression into hate crimes via the concept of hate and studies the impact of new media and social network on the two phenomena. It is argued that new media and social networks are important factors in the process of normalization of radicalism. Specifics of hate speech are discussed as par excellence techniques of normalization.

Keywords: hate crimes, radicalization, normalization of radicalism, digital technology, new media.

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