The Italian Academy of Columbia University organized an annual event on February 5 marking the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2008, the event has been held at the Academy. This year, the theme of the event was online hate and coded communication on social media.
Watch the full event here
Link to web page and list of previous events: The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Experts from different fields will discuss about questions such as how to change the way we talk, how to disagree with someone without getting angry and where is the line between hate speech and freedom of speech.
The radio talk will be broadcasted on BBC Wiltshire on 7 March 2019 at 19:00 GMT. The programme will also be available on BBC’s web site shortly after the broadcast.
Link to the web site and broadcast: How should we talk to each other?
MANDOLA (Monitoring and Detecting Online Hate speech) is a EU funded project, which goal is to prevent the spread of online hate speech and to give the necessary tools for ordinary citizens to monitor and report it.
The MANDOLA project has now published an app. It enables the possibility to report hate speech and to do it anonymously. The application is available on Android, IOS and Windows.
More information: MANDOLA
On January 31, 2019, an event on fighting hate speech with machine-learning techniques was held in Brussels. The roundtable event was to discuss the opportunities and risks of AI in the field of hate speech. The event was organized by CERRE and it was sold out.
In May 2016, a “Code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online” has been agreed between the EU’s Commission and Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube. In 2018, other tech giants such as Instagram, Google+, Snapchat and Dailymotion have announced the intention to join the Code of conduct.
The mission is to prevent and counter the spread of hate speech online.
Full article and more information: Countering illegal hate speech online #NoPlace4Hate