sCAN Platform Experts and Tools: Specialised Cyber Activists Network

Objectives

  • To counter online hate speech using a multidimensional approach consisting in monitoring, analysis, training, dissemination and by advocacy and publications.
  • To enable a broad coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to take part in systematic monitoring exercises for hateful content online.
  • To develop e-learning courses for cyber activists, moderators and tutors to help create a respectful online environment.

Results

  • Creation of a blog providing user reviews of the tested tools for online pre-scan for hate content and of an online user guide for using these automated technologies
  • Creation of a transnational ontological database of terms, concept and keywords that can signpost potential hate content on the internet
  • Annual reports on the relevant findings on the transnational developments in the field of right-wing extremism and Islamism
  • Analytical papers on hate types country-specific trends.
  • Policy recommendations paper for the relevant stakeholders
  • Central platform for the documentation and exchange of internal/external studies on cyber hate and transnational cyber hate cases

Activities

  • Exploring Software Solutions for monitoring cyber hate
  • Conducting monitoring exercises to check if IT companies adhere to the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online agreed with the European Commission and evaluate findings.
  • Training of Online moderators through Online Courses dissemination across Europe, reaching approximately 2,500 people to build their capacity to monitor, counter and moderate online hate speech.
  • Advanced training course on comparative monitoring on cyber hate and IT Companies implementation of the Code of Conduct

Info & contacts

Date of project

01/05/2018 – 30/04/2020

DG of reference

DG JUST – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) – Monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online

Contacts

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