The Research – Report – Remove: Countering Cyber Hate Phenomena project of INACH; funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. The duration of the project is 2016-2017, and its aim is to study, document and report on online hate speech in a comparative and comprehensive way; and to establish structures for a transnational complaints system for instances of cyber hate.
Hate speech is intentional or unintentional public discriminatory and/or defamatory statements; intentional incitement to hatred and/or violence and/or segregation based on a person’s or a group’s real or perceived race, ethnicity, language, nationality, skin colour, religious beliefs or lack thereof, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, political beliefs, social status, property, birth, age, mental health, disability, disease.
This project was completed with the participation of the different members of the Network and partners in the project, namely the Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (ZARA) from Austria, the Movimiento contra la Intolerancia (MCI) from Spain, jugendschutz.net from Germany, the Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme (Licra) from France, the Inter-Federal Centre For Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism from Belgium (now called Unia), and the Magenta Foundation from the Netherlands (MDI); who provided most of the data this report is based upon.
All publications under this project have been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the International Network Against Cyber Hate and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.