United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech 2019

The United Nations Strategy defines hate speech as: “any kind of communication in speech, writing or behaviour, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other […]

The fine line between freedom of speech and hate speech: Twitter in the “Musk era”

As we all know, Twitter, one of the most influential social media platform, is now owned by billionaire Elon Musk. The reason behind this acquisition is easy to understand, using Musk’s words: “the bird is freed”[1]. Unfortunately, too often freedom of speech and hate speech are connected and, as a study from the Montclair State […]

Special survey “JIMplus” on fake news and hate speech in the everyday life of young people | Germany

Extracts from the press release of the mpfs (Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest), translated to English Source: https://www.mpfs.de/fileadmin/files/Studien/JIM/JIMplus_2022/PM_JIMplus_2022_final.pdf Stuttgart, Germany, July 2022 Young people between the ages of twelve and 19 regularly come across fake news and hate speech on the Internet. Contact with these phenomena increases with age. Hate-filled comments are perceived above all on Instagram, […]

AMeLiE at the event “Utilisation and promotion of Cultural Heritage”

The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), the Greek partner, presented the european project Advanced Media Literacy Education to counter online hate-speech (AmeLiE) at the online event entitled “Utilisation and promotion of Cultural Heritage”. Organised by DAISSy, the event was held online, open to the pubic, and took place on Monday, June […]

AMeLiE at the event “European Curricula: Challenge and Innovation in Education”

The DAISSy Reserach Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), our Greek partner, presented the AmeLiE project at the national Conference entitled “European Curricula: Challenge and Innovation in Education”.  The event was co-organized by the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Greece in collaboration with the Hellenic Open University and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, took place […]