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Digital Technology and Extreme Speech: Approaches to Counter Online Hate | UN Peacekeeping Technology Strategy

By Sahana Udupa
April 1, 2021

To address the spread and severity of online hate and disinformation, and the mammoth challenge they have posed to human rights protection, this strategy paper calls for keen attention toward dynamic scenarios where online vitriolic expressions, actors, practices, networks, and technologies are in a state of constant flux and evolution, and therefore, evasive and slippery for regulatory action and policy making. Keeping this in view, the paper proposes four priority areas for UN entities:

► tackling global unevenness in platform governance

► connecting critical communities

► monitoring ‘gray’ zones, fringe actors, and smaller/domestic platforms

► engaging repressive states to tackle coordinated disinformation and hate campaigns.

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Source: Digital Technology and Extreme Speech: Approaches to Counter Online Hate | UN Peacekeeping Technology Strategy

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