The latest post on the Oxford University Press blog examines the link between online hate speech and hate crime as it happens in the real world.
Researcher and blog post author, Professor Matthew Williams, has been conducting research in this area. His findings suggest that anti-Black and anti-Muslim hate speech online is linked to heightened racial and religious violence and harassment.
The post is a summary of an article by Professor Williams and others, which was published in The British Journal of Criminology in July: 'Hate in the machine: anti-Black and anti-Muslim social media posts as predictors of offline racially and religiously aggravated crime'.
Read the full post here.