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Unboxing Hate Speech: European Impulses for Respect and Solidarity on the Web

18 Feb 2021 | Online

Hatred, exclusion and verbal violence pose a growing threat to our democracies. Hate speech violates human rights, corrodes solidarity and the culture of debate and drives people out of the public arena.

What must European political institutions and civil society do to actively combat online hate speech while also defending freedom of speech? What part does the Council of Europe play as a guardian of human rights and democracy? What experience has been gained to date in the individual member states? What work is being done by European civil society organisations?

We will unpack hate speech and discuss counter-strategies with politicians, researchers and representatives of tech businesses and civil society – and with you. Join us on 18 February 2021 at the online conference Unboxing Hate Speech: European Impulses for Respect and Solidarity on the Web.

The event is jointly organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

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