The relationship between genocide, hate speech and censorship — Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director of the Sentinel Project
Can you think of the last time you talked about genocide? The erasure of large numbers of people from a particular group isn’t exactly considered dinnertime talk, but it’s an issue that deserves more of our attention.
Depending on where you are in the world, genocide may be an issue that rests solely in the back of your mind. However, for millions of people around the world, hate-fueled crimes and genocidal regimes are simply part of everyday life.
So, let’s talk about it.
Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director of The Sentinel Project, was gracious enough to speak to me about his work in this field, how to garner more interest in preventing genocide, how to deal with hate speech and the effectiveness of censorship.
Here are some of the topics covered in this interview:
- Chris’ motivation for fighting against mass atrocities
- Rewarding moments in Chris’ career
- How the Sentinel Project decides which communities to help
- Encouraging broader interest in fighting genocide
- Actions one can take to help prevent genocide
- The importance of understanding those who spread hate speech
- Shedding light on the massacres in Tana River in Kenya
- Twitter de-platforming Donald Trump and the effects of censorship
Read the full interview at Boundless Human.
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