The Dark Side of Social Media

Our documentary narrates stories of individuals who have been victimized as a result of information propagated through social media. With the growth of social media, hateful messages have rapidly spread outwards from labeled ‘hate sites’ to seemingly non-harmful social interaction. The main objective of this research is to highlight the complexity and intersectionality involved in cyber violence when we talk about marginalized identities.

Adeela Arshad-Ayaz talks about her documentary project.




Jihan Rabah PhD

Jihan Rabah is an analyst and educational development leader. Her recent professional experiences include being Vice President of Research and Analysis at eConcordia/ KnowledgeOne Inc, Co-Principal Investigator of Project SOMEONE, and a member of the UNESCO Chair on the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism. 

Adeela Arshad-Ayaz PhD (Principal investigator)

Arshad-Ayaz obtained her Ph.D. from McGill University in Sociology of Education. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Concordia University. Adeela’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of diversity/anti-racism; sociology of technology, especially ‘hate speech, violence, extremism and ‘othering’ on social media; international development; globalization and responsible citizenship.