UN Digital Portal against Hate Speech This new portal provides definitions of what constitutes hate crime and free access to UN resources including: UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech, key law instruments, programmes of action and materials from events.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has released its 2022 annual Digital Terrorism and Hate Report It includes coverage of homophobia and transphobia and fake news dissemination. It grades major players such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and major gaming platforms on how well they attempt to eliminate anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, and bullying.
The Kenyan Penal code currently criminalises same sex relations in sections 162 and 165. A penalty can be 14 years in prison. The courts recently postponed a reconsideration of the code until May This interesting article from the Conversation sets such laws in a wider colonial context For further information try these resources: For background context see the UK Home […]
Annual report from the group which monitors online hate, islamophobia, homophobia and the state of the far right in Britain today.
Do the police investigate hate crime properly? Serious concerns have been raised this week by an HMIC inspection report. This found incorrectly flagged hate incidents and crimes and insufficient victim support and data collecting. Hate crime is defined as sex, gender, religion, transgender and disability-related incidents. The report has statistics on recorded levels of hate […]
A new report from the Simon Wiesenthal center finds the rise of alt-tech far-right digital websites and platforms. The report also has an accompanying Digital Terrorism and Hate ‘Report Card’ which evaluates the efforts of powerful online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in removing extremist content.
Propublica in association with Google News Lab and a data visualization studio called Pitch Interactive has launched a site about hate crimes and bias incidents in the USA. In addition to recording violence, harassment and vandalism, the project includes stories about hate crimes legislation and programmes designed to combat hate in local communities. This covers […]
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. This includes homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. To find out why it is necessary look at the details of the Fawcett Society Reclaim the Internet campaign which is seeking to eliminate online […]
MIC launches database of transgender murders A key initiative has recently been unveiled in tracking this underreported crime. The database provides data and visualizations of this horrendous crime in the USA 2010-2016. This article from GLAAD explains its significance. The Hate Index A new resource from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism‘s NYCity […]
Published this week, the latest Eurobarometer survey of EU citizens on Media pluralism and democracy found that 57% of EU citizens believe that the media in their countries lack independence from political and commercial pressure and 75% of the respondents have experienced hate speech on social media.