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Hate speech tool for monitoring, analysing and tackling Anti-Muslim hatred online

REC Action Grant (REC-DISC-AG-2016)
24 months (01.02.2018 - 31.01.2020)


Project details

The project
in a nutshell

Project Hatemeter aims at systematising, augmenting and sharing knowledge on Anti-Muslim hatred online, and at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of NGO/CSOs in preventing and tackling Islamophobia at EU level, by developing and testing an ICT tool (i.e., Hatemeter platform) that automatically monitors and analyses Internet and social media data on the phenomenon, and produces computer-assisted responses and hints to support counter-narratives and awareness raising campaigns.

Awareness raising campaign

Final conference

Trento (Italy), 24 January 2020

Trento (Italy), 24 January 2020

Prevenire e contrastare l’islamofobia e i discorsi d’odio online: la piattaforma Hatemeter


Aula 1, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Via Verdi 53

The participation to the event is free after registering at the following link: webapps.unitn.it/form/it/Web/Application/convegni/Hatemeter

Final report

eCrime Research Reports 06

eCrime Research Reports 06

HATEMETER

Hate speech tool for monitoring, analysing and tackling Anti-Muslim hatred online


Andrea Di Nicola, Daniela Andreatta, Elisa Martini

With: Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Gabriele Baratto, Stefano Bonino, Serena Bressan, Shani Burke, Francesca Cesarotti, Parisa Diba, Jérôme Ferret, Marco Guerini, Bill Howe, Isis Koral, Mario Laurent, Elisa Martini, Giulia Pirozzi, Jen Schradie, Sara Tonelli.

ISSN 2284-3302
ISBN 978-88-8443-886-7

Latest news

17-18.12.2019 – Hatemeter Training Seminars, Toulouse

17-18.12.2019 – Hatemeter Training Seminars, Toulouse

On 17th-18th December 2019, Hatemeter partners illustrated the main results of the project and its platform aimed at preventing and tackling anti-Muslim hate speech online, in the Training Seminars at the University Toulouse 1 Capitole.

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25.10.2019 – HATEMETER at “XXXIII° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Criminologia” , Modena (Italy)

25.10.2019 – HATEMETER at “XXXIII° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Criminologia” , Modena (Italy)

Gabriele Baratto (University of Trento) and Serena Bressan (FBK) presented the work of the HATEMETER project on Islamophobia online at the “XXXIII° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Criminologia” in Modena (Italy), with a speech entitled “Hatemeter: misurare e combattere l’islamofobia online attraverso l’uso di strategie e contro-narrative intelligenti”.

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16-17.10.2019 – HATEMETER at the conference of the project “Contro l’odio”, Torino (Italy)

16-17.10.2019 – HATEMETER at the conference of the project “Contro l’odio”, Torino (Italy)

Sara Tonelli (FBK) participated in the conference of the project “Contro l’odio” for monitoring and contrasting discrimination and hate speech against immigrants in Italy, illustrating the results of project Hatemeter.

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Key concepts

Hatemeter socio-technical requirements

Hatemeter socio-technical requirements

 

Hatemeter will adopt a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary approach to systematise, increase, and share knowledge on Islamophobia, as well as foster a better understanding among target groups of how to transform Internet and social media communications into a real-time data flow to combat Anti-Muslim hatred. Responding to the complexity of Islamophobia cannot succeed except through robust dialogue and integration among different disciplines (e.g., social sciences, computer sciences, statistics), with criminology at the core, and among different stakeholders.

Hatemeter platform against Anti-Muslim hatred online

Hatemeter platform against Anti-Muslim hatred online

 

The Hatemeter platform will support NGO/CSOs in preventing and tackling Anti-Muslim hatred online. The platform will use a combination of natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, and big data analytics/visualisation to: a) monitor Anti-Muslim hatred online, in particular the topics and groups of users mainly involved in this phenomenon; b) makecomparisons on Anti-Muslim hatred online beyond the language borders, connecting content in English, French and Italian; c) take steps to prevent and tackle Anti-Muslim hatred online relying on tools for semi-automated creation of tactical/strategic planning, counter-narratives and awareness raising campaigns.

Hatemeter Lab and awareness raising campaigns

Hatemeter Lab and awareness raising campaigns

 

The “EU laboratory on Internet and social media for countering online Anti-Muslim hate speech” (i.e., Hatemeter Lab) will be built to: a) foster communication and cooperation among target stakeholder groups; b) organise training sessions directed at academics, researchers, NGO/CSOs representatives, anti-discrimination experts/professionals, civil servants, Muslim community leaders, journalists/media, and LEAs; c) promote three awareness raising campaigns that will be developed by the three NGO/CSOs involved in the project in France, Italy and the UK; d) elaborate standards and guidelines to favour the potential transferability of the Hatemeter platform.

Public Deliverables

Due date: August 2018

D7

Guidelines on the socio-technical requirements of the Hatemeter platform.

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Due date: 30 November 2019

D18

Training module A for academics and research organisations.

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Due date: 30 November 2019

D19

Training module B for stakeholders.

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Due date: 31 December 2019

D20

Training seminar for academics and research organisations.

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Due date: 31 December 2019

D21

Training seminar for stakeholders.

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Due date: 31 December 2019

D22

Awareness raising campaigns.

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Due date: 31 January 2020

D23

University Lectures.

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Due date: 31 January 2020

D24

Academic publications, participation in conferences, press releases, newsletter.

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Due date: 31 January 2020

D26

Final report with transferability standards and guidelines.

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Due date: 31 January 2020

D27

Final conference.



Programme (pdf)

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Due date: August 2019

D28

Dissemination event.

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Partnership

 

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With the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
European Commission – Directorate-General Justice and Consumers