INACH has been monitoring cyber hate for years, trying to get instances of illegal and/or harmful hate speech removed from online spaces, especially social media. Our network has also been meticulously collecting data on cyber hate since the middle of 2016 in the framework of Project Research – Report – Remove: Countering Cyber Hate Phenomena. This Annual Report is the product of this project and will present the drivers, trends and tools that have underpinned online hate speech in the past twelve months. It will also present data provided by our members and project partners on online hate speech, such as the prevalence of hate types, the dominance of different social media platforms and the removal rates of internet companies. It will then present trends within the aforementioned data in order to provide an extensive and in-depth picture of the phenomenon that is cyber hate. Lastly, recommendations will be put forth.
Published on 24-07-17