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    • #3667

      Online hate speech may lead to the normalisation of discrimination, intolerance and hateful attitudes and behaviour- Is this happening in Europe?

    • #3689
      Carmen Girón

      Dear Colleagues,

      At this moment in Europe and also around all the world there are good initiatives for studying online hate speech and ways to address it as a consequence of increasing of hate speech online. Therefore, in order to analyze some of the specific initiatives undertaken by different organizations and sometimes by individuals, we could continue this line of discussion about initiatives will overlap or involve one or more simultaneously:
      – Monitoring and research.
      – Receiving and investigating complaints.
      – Working with the law.
      – Education , training and awareness raising.
      – Public campaigns.
      – Victim support and community building.
      – International cooperation

      Thank your for your valuable remarks.
      Kind regards,

    • #3698

      I consider very interesting some researchs and projects focussed on the trauma generated by hate-based violence. While the impact of hate crimes/incidents in the Real Life could be a little bit more visible, on line hate-based violence es even more invisible and long-term harmful.
      In fact, on line hate speeches are a kind of violence bias-,motivated against a person or group. It produces fear and isolation, and can include post-traumatic stress reactions and related psychosocial and physical problems.
      To delve into this topic you can read «To Global Perspectives on the Trauma of Hate-Based ViolenceAn International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Briefing Paper»

    • #3704
      Rosabel Argote

      Different studies from different universities have proved the correlation between hate speech on refugees and migrants, and attacks to asylum-seeker shelters or incidents against ethnic groups.  

      Among them, we highlight the one carried out by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. It shows that hate speech spoken by a political representative has the effect of increasing hatred in the social environment in which such representative is a leader or opinion maker.

      That study, entitled Fanning the Flames of Hate, bases its fieldwork on two cases:

      – hate speech by representatives of the party Alternative for Germany (AfD); and
      – twits by U.S. President Donald Trump

      In both cases, as above-mentioned, their findings show that correlation between the number of anti-refugee entries on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks («vomiting» from incitement of political speeches), and the number of attacks on asylum-seeker shelters in Germany or incidents against ethnic groups reported by Trump in the United States.

    • #3705
      Rosabel Argote

      The answer to this question about the consequences, leads us to ask another question: What to do then with this hate speech on social networks? Trying to control it, does not seem as useless as putting doors in a park to prevent birds from entering?

      Best regards to everybody participating in this forum.

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