UfM online event: “Young people against Hate Speech on Social Media”
July 1, 2021
In view of the growing phenomenon of online hate speech, the Union for the Mediterranean felt the need to address this theme among the young people of the Euro-Mediterranean region to promote peaceful, inclusive and just societies despite the diversity.
The online event on Young people against Hate Speech on Social Media aimed to counter the negative impacts of hate speech that have already been identified in many contexts across the globe whether on online or offline settings such as: spreading intolerance and hatred, discriminating individuals and specific social groups that lead to division in our societies.
Participants and experts shared their common concerns over the threats of hate speech on the integrity and harmony of their respective societies. They also identified its various forms and practices and diagnosed the negative impacts of this rampant phenomenon at the social, political, psychological and physiological level.