Countering Online Hate Speech (UNESCO)
Hate speech online is situated at the intersection of multiple tensions: it is the expression of conflicts between different groups within and across societies; it is a vivid example of how technologies with a transformative potential such as the Internet bring with them both
opportunities and challenges; and it implies complex balancing between fundamental rights and principles, including freedom of expression and the defence of human dignity.
As the UN agency with a specific mandate to foster freedom of expression, and its corollaries, press freedom and freedom of information, UNESCO is actively working to promote mutual
knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication, including the Internet in general, and social networking platforms in particular. Read the rest.
(Oxford co-author Danit Gal).