Social Media and Hate Speech
A one-stop-shop for Indian activists to connect with International efforts to combat social media-based hate speech, and for an international audience/stakeholders to join with such efforts in India.
Who we are?
A group of activists, tech and non-tech enthusiasts, concerned beings who believe in the power of social networks and want it to be an enabling and equalizing platform that promotes humanistic values of justice and equality, rather than aping the old media in its pursuit of profit even at the cost of social progress and amity between peoples.
Comprising mostly of diasporic South Asians, this group’s particular focus is on FB’s activities in India. (or something high-sounding like this…)
What is ICWI’s Social Media and Hate Speech campaign?
[Plug in the schpiel about how FB and other platforms are being used to spread hate in India and FB is complicit through acts of omission (not taking cognizance of such content on its platform) and commission (allowing hate groups to use the platform, being fully aware of their antecedents- Bajrang Dal?)]
ICWI’s FB Plus campaign works with……
How do we do it?
- Research- examples (ad spend, discrimination, ….
- Documentation-examples (Feedback, case studies…
- Collaboration-examples (TWA, Isa Mirza, ……)
- Congressional action- examples (senate committee hearings,…..)
- Direct campaigns- hashtag campaigns, posts/tweetstorms
Join us in this effort!
Help us document FB’s failure to enforce its own community standards when it comes to right-wing hate speech.
Please contact us for more information or if you want to share some information on various problematic aspects of FB’s conduct in India- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have more info about spyware or want to share another tip? Contact us on ————-(WhatsApp/Signal), or find other ways to reach out on our Join Us page.
A running list/links of news and reports coming out on various aspects of FB conduct in India and internationally.