The New Media and Social Networks as a factor in the process of Radicalization and Normalization of Hate Crimes

  • Lyuba Spasova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: hate crimes, radicalization, normalization of radicalism, digital technology, new media


The article analyzes the processes of radicalization and its expression into hate crimes via the concept of hate and studies the impact of new media and social network on the two phenomena. It is argued that new media and social networks are important factors in the process of normalization of radicalism. Specifics of hate speech are discussed as par excellence techniques of normalization.


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How to Cite
Spasova, L. (2017). The New Media and Social Networks as a factor in the process of Radicalization and Normalization of Hate Crimes. Postmodernism Problems, 7(3), 235-249. Retrieved from