#HateTrackers Beyond Borders
HateTrackers aspires to promote active citizenship among youth by bringing them together to prevent and combat online hate speech.
Grant Agreement: 12022-2-IT03-KA220-YOU-000096741
Funded by: CERV Duration: 01/04/2023-30/03/2025
In 2015, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance warned that hate speech was becoming increasingly habitual, especially online.
63% of girls surveyed reported some form of online harassment on social media; 38% of people with disabilities experienced hate speech in the 12 months preceding the survey; and 17 % were victims of physical violence.
Despite this awareness, little is known about the trends and expressions used to disseminate cyber hate. It is thus crucial to improve our understanding of the prevalence of online hate speech and to empower ordinary citizens, especially younger ones, to monitor and report it.
HATETRACKERS seeks to combat online hate speech by equipping youths, youth organizations and citizens’ committees with the necessary competences to recognize and act against such human rights violations.
To achieve this, Hate Trackers proposes two new tools: (1) the creation of local network (Semiological Guerrilla Units) consisting of youth 14-24 years old and activists trained to counteract hate speech both online and offline and, (2) the creation of the #HateTrackers app and social online platform where they can discuss, train new members, and share their own best practices.