Hate Speech

Tackling the rise in hate speech during COVID

This post explores the rise in hate speech during COVID-19 and how it can be tackled

January 7, 2021

As we’ve been in the midst of a global pandemic, another pandemic has been making waves online: the unrelenting spread of ‘hate speech’.

This is something we at Digital Awareness UK were campaigning to stamp out in schools as part of Anti-Bullying Week.

In 2020, we’ve seen young people in their millions passionately take to social media in support of  causes they believe in, following campaigns like the Black Lives Matter movement. But these efforts have sadly been met by a marked increase in posts encouraging harmful ideologies, such as anti-immigration, homophobia, xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism...

To read more, visit the Vodafone Digital Parenting Website

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