Hate, Privacy, & Online Extremism

Virtual World Society Fireside Chat


Brittan Heller joins Tom Furness this month for the Virtual World Society’s April Fireside Chat!

Brittan works in a fascinating and very important area at the intersection of law, technology and human rights. She is known as a pioneer in leveraging innovations like AI, VR/AR/XR, and gaming to promote justice and fair treatment for all by examining issues like combating cyberharassment and cyberbullying; bringing civil rights into a digital environment.

Her recent paper, titled “Reimagining Reality: Human Rights and Immersive Technology,” received a Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award in February 2021. She currently serves as counsel at Foley Hoag’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practice. In her role, she advises companies on privacy, freedom of expression, content moderation, online harassment, disinformation, civic engagement, cyberhate and hate speech, and online extremism. Bring your questions for Brittan, and join us for a very interesting conversation in AltspaceVR.

The Virtual World Society brings the world's leaders, innovators, and inventors in immersive technologies to AltspaceVR once a month. Hosted by the Virtual World Society's co-founder, Tom Furness, and the Educators in VR Team, these Fireside Chats are open discussions on the past, present, and future of the digital landscape.

Virtual World Society is a non-profit focused on integrating XR into the family, school, work, and outreach programs globally. Their research and innovative educational projects have built virtual schools in Africa, taught students to teach teachers how to use VR in the classroom, turned the lives of young women in the Appalachians from drugs and crime toward creative expression in VR, changed the lives of children through their imaginative VR projects with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and more!

Learn more about how to get involved through a VWS membership.

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