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The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute : a resource to help against hate speech on the web


Do you know the Online Prevention Hate Institute (OPHI) ? Its aim is to get technology companies and governments to recognize and take action against hate speech in  creating guides on how to report hateful content if you encounter it.

On their website you can find, for example, tips imaged by tutorial on the topics of security and reports on the social networks.

For more information on the OPHI you can watch this video explaining their missions.


Facebook removes ads from controversial pages to avoid boycott

Facebook is under pressure of adverts. Big companies don´t want to see their advertising campaign on Facebook page of controversial groups. Now, a leader of social-media system is looking for a new procedure also called as a ¨gold standard¨ which will able to select ¨secure¨ pages for adverts.[Source]

Users and advertisers against Facebook sexist contents

Women, Action and the Media launched a campaign to get Facebook to end hate speech against women on its website and urged users and advertisers to pull their support. The companies stopped their ads and FB said it would review its guidelines, update training for employees and increase accountability for those who post such matter.


Gay marriage: Can online activism make a difference?

The gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has launched an effort on Facebook to sway public opinion on same-sex marriage. Can social media activism be quantified and transformed into a significant force in American politics? Millions of Facebook and Twitter users across the globe changed their user profile pictures last week to a version of the HRC equals sign logo, showing their support for same-sex marriage as the issue was being weighed by the US Supreme Court.But some question whether viral campaigns on social media will ultimately have any impact in Washington DC.


Io Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay

Artist Io Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are? Most people, it turns out, consider themselves to exist in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight. Which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination: Where do you draw the line?