Renaissance Numérique, in partnership with Amnesty International and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, organizes a workshop on hate speech, as part of the 13th Internet Governance Forum. The workshop will be held on the 12th of November, from 11:50 AM to 1:20 PM, at the UNESCO Headquarters.
From the rise of the Internet to the advent of social networks, digital technologies have considerably changed the way ideas are produced and how they circulate. By broadening the possibilities offered to each of us to express ourselves and take part in many diverse debates, society's digital networking paves the way for a real discursive democracy. However, despite the unprecedented democratic upheaval it represents, some new challenges appear in this digital environment. The virality and universality of hate speech and emphasized by the Internet brings a new layer of complexity and requires finding new approaches to these challenges.
Reporting tools, which are the main means of action available today, are not sufficient in order to grasp the whole phenomenon. Without questioning the necessity to respect the law, it is essential to generate complementing solutions.
Two main themes will be discussed:
Empowering society will go through the availability of tools and methods that allow to overcome present difficulties to make this space of debate more peaceful. As various innovative devices exist throughout the world, the Hack the Hate event will aim at highlighting the vitality of these initiatives by opening each theme addressed during the debate with the presentation of inspiring projects by their own founder.
Speakers and Project leaders participating: