#defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

#defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online
    • Course Overview


      The #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation course on How to Identify & Report Hate Speech Online is aimed at people who want to have a positive impact on their communities through developing social media skills to become a positive influencer. The course supports those working as individuals or in collaboration with youth, civil society, peace-builder and media organizations, international agencies, community groups and schools.

      The course offers practical hands-on information to understand, identify, counter and report hate speech and dangerous speech online.

      What you will learn in this course:
      • The guidelines and definitions of hate speech on different platforms
      • Main concepts of how social media is used to spread hate speech
      • Differences between propaganda, hate speech and incitement to violence
      • Knowledge on how to identify online Hate Speech in various contexts
      • Share and reflect on your own experiences of dangerous speech and how to counteract it
      • A step-by-step guide on how to report hate & dangerous speech on social media
      • Find the resources to continue learning after the course is completed
      Course Activities Required for Successful Completion
      • Read through the articles, guidelines and definitions
      • Watch all video content
      • Contribute to the online discussion with fellow students
      • Read closely and in detail all the lesson information
      • Finish and submit all exercises, quizzes and tests
      • To complete the course successfully, plan to spend around 2 hours on each lesson
      Prerequisite Knowledge & Skills
      1. Computer Literacy
      2. Basic knowledge of Social Media
      3. Community engagement, leadership and capacity to moderate discussions

      Developed and compiled by the #defyhatenow initiative with selected excerpts from materials published by collaborative partner organisations & networks, 2015 – 2018.



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    • Course learning outcomes

      At the end of this course, students will be able to:

      • Identify and recognise significant traits of hate speech and dangerous speech online.
      • Understand the impact of online hate speech and incitement to violence offline
      • Employ counter narratives and respond with constructive dialogue & messaging
      • Evaluate the potential impact of sharing and use social media responsibly.
      • Analyse different categories of hate speech to comprehend their context and intention
      • Know how and where to report hate speech or abuse on various social media platforms
      • Be able to find additional resources and continue further learning in this area


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      • 10 hours study
      • Level 1: Introductory


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