Simon Copland is a PhD candidate in sociology at the Australian National University (ANU).

Simon studies online men’s rights groups and communities ‘manosphere’. He has research expertise in masculinity, the far-right, online hate, and digital media platforms. He has a Masters in Science Communication.

Simon is also a freelance writer and has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC Online and Overland Journal, among others. He has a number of high-quality publications and chapters in books including a chapter in the books Global Anti-feminism (upcoming), Rise of the Far-Right: Technologies and Mobilisation, Queer Stories and Going Postal.

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Rethink needed to stop the spread of hateful material online

Digital platform Reddit’s efforts to limit the spread of hateful and misogynistic content is driving users to self-moderated forums where…

11 November 2020

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