Hate Speech and Incitement

Hate speech and incitement of violence towards a certain social, gendered, political, religious, racial or cultural group is at the heart of all atrocity crimes. Sources of hate speech are varied, as are the mediums in which it is manifested. Political speeches, broadcast media, advertising, social media posts and even memes can be vehicles of hate speech and incite people towards committing atrocity crimes. 

APR2P, along with our partners in the region, is undertaking research into hate speech to find ways to stop its spread and counter its influence. Our research will be published to this page in the near future.