#HATETRACKERS

#HATETRACKERS

Educating to fake news and counteract online hate speech with tracking methodologies

5 K

italian students and young
people involved in the project

200

secondary school classes
join the project

9

local groups active in 3 italian cities for training on hate speech

The project aims at fighting online hate speech in Italy through fake news’ education, which actively involves young people and schools in tracking hate speech on the Web.

HELP US STOP HATE SPEECH ON LINE

BACKGROUND
A COUNTRY AFFECTED
BY HATE SPEECH
AND FAKE NEWS

Hate speech in our country is now a consolidated reality, fueled by the growing use of the internet and the proliferation of fake news; the Web has the highest incidence of racist behavior (84%), compared to traditional media (ISTAT, 2011). We often find ourselves unprepared to face it, because we do not know the dynamics that lead to its diffusion on the Net and we tend to experience the attack as an individual problem. Instead, it is important to realise that only joint actions can prevent the uncontrolled spread of hate speech and the consequences for our loved ones.

OBJECTIVES
EDUCATE YOUNG
PEOPLE 
TO IDENTIFY
HATE SPEECH ONLINE

The #hatetrackers project was launched in 2020 to tackle the spread of online hate speech by increasing the capacity of young people and communities to react to it. The project offers online and offline activation proposals to counteract the spread of hate speech and fake news, involving secondary school and university students, teachers and all those concerned with raising children - such as parents, sports coaches, educators and religious authorities.

HOW WE WORK
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS 
ON HATE SPEECH
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

The project proposes participatory methodologies in the school context and in the wider context of the family and neighbourhood, to effectively counter the spread of hate speech on the Internet. Educational paths are set up within classes and extracurricular workshops dedicated to debate on the themes of hate speech and the analysis and detection of fake news. Specific interactive activities are organised to analyse different contexts and particular cases in order to develop proposals for action that can be implemented immediately.

       

RESULTS
BUILD A MORE INCLUSIVE
SOCIETY
STARTING
FROM YOUNG PEOPLE 

With #hatetrackers we want to involve more than five thousand students from Italian schools in educational and laboratory courses, to spread a culture of non-discrimination based on the recognition of fake news and online hate speech. Many of the proposed activities are complemented by cultural events and initiatives for the protection of human rights. There are also specific courses with innovative methodologies for teachers and working groups on countering hate speech and the spread of fake news in three pilot cities.

       

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OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Beneficiary

Cifa

Via Ugo Foscolo 3

10126 Torino

Bank transfer

Banca Unicredit Spa

IBAN IT34Q0200801005000102087969

SWIFT UNICRITM180

Postal order

Poste Italiane Spa     C/C 50829423

IBAN IT84U0760110300000050829423

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