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Social Media 4 Peace project hosts a Twitter Space on countering hate speech

12 June 2023

On the occasion of the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, UNESCO hosts a Twitter Space in partnership with Article 19 to share local knowledge on the spread of hate speech and discuss solutions to counter this global phenomenon with members of the national multistakeholder coalitions on Content Moderation and Freedom of Expression formed within the UNESCO project Social Media 4 Peace funded by the European Union.

The objective of the conversation is to raise awareness on the spread of hate speech on social media, compare this worrying phenomenon in different countries and discuss solutions to counter it. It will also give visibility to the launch of national multistakeholder coalitions on content moderation and freedom of expression in partnership with Article 19 and give voice to members of the coalitions.

The conversation will be interactive: listeners will be able to share tweets with #SocialMedia4Peace and intervene at the end to share their experience of hate speech and suggest solutions to counter the spread.


About Social Media 4 Peace

UNESCO's project “Social Media 4 Peace” is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, and Kenya since January 2021. It is aligned with UNESCO’s overall strategy to combat disinformation by fostering the information as a public good and strengthening the transparency of the internet ecosystem. The project will contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16, to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies and to the UN Plan of Action on Hate Speech launched by UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez to combat the online disturbing groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance.