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Springfield Forum On Combating "Online Hate Ideologies"

Rachel Otwell
Rev. Kevin Laughery

A forum hosted at University of Illinois Springfield Tuesday will focus on combating hate that's spread online by neo-Nazis and other terrorist groups. The discussion is titled “Protecting Ourselves from the Lure of Online Violent Hate Ideologies” and will be in Brookens Auditorium from 7 to 8pm, and is free and open to the public.

Rachel Otwell spoke with Father Kevin Laughery, president of the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association which is sponsoring the program - he says the group has long been focused on fighting hateful rhetoric:

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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