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Simin Kargar

Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
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Simin Kargar is an Iranian human rights lawyer with a focus on the interrelations of technology and human rights. She studies harmful speech online, gender-based violence and technology, and the interplays of social media, power and propaganda. In addition, Simin investigates how discourses of geopolitical issues are created and disseminated through social media. Her current research addresses cyber abuse and online harassment against communities of journalists, artists and activists who - due to their profession, activities or beliefs- are more likely to become targets of coordinated online mobs.