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  • Hate speech in Denmark: a widespread problem seldom discussed

    Danish national perspective on hate speech

    Outside of some academic circles, hate speech is not a very clearly defined, understood and used term in the public debate in Denmark. Needless to say, this does not mean that people living in Demark are not subject to the problems and consequences associated with the hate speech phenomenon.

  • Meet the SELMA Education Task Force: Discussing educational solutions to online hate speech

    SELMA Education Task Force

    The SELMA project has set up an Education Task Force against online hate speech. This group of experts, comprising Ministry of Education (MoE) representatives, key social media platforms, and other public and private experts, will establish a forum for discussion around awareness raising and education solutions to online hate speech and will help SELMA project partners to prioritise needs.

  • A fair game platform idea wins the SELMA "Hacking Hate" hackathon

    We are delighted to announce that Digital Vikings, a team of four teenagers from Denmark, just won the SELMA "Hacking Hate" hackathon! In the final phase of this competition, six teams came to the Facebook Digital Learning Centre in Berlin. For two days, they further developed the innovative (tech) tools and solutions to "hack" online hate speech they initially submitted. The winning idea is a fair game platform that will be linked to popular multiplayer games. The gamers with good online behaviour will get rewards in the game, those with bad behaviour will be punished and their comments will be silenced.

  • SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon teams are selected!

    SELMA hackahton teams

    Following the first round of our "Hacking Hate" competition, we are now delighted to announce the six winning teams which will participate in the SELMA hackathon in Berlin:

  • Take part in our survey on online hate speech

    SELMA survey on online hate speech

    Are you a teacher or a young person aged 13-18? Then we would like to invite you to answer our survey on online hate speech. This survey will help us understand better what online hate speech is, and how young people and teachers can respond to it. It is part of the SELMA research programme which is setting the ground for our education Toolkit.