The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a founding member of The Change the Terms coalition, which works toward reducing hate online. As internet platforms provide more opportunities for people worldwide to connect, they have also provided a forum for certain groups to spread hate, fear, and abusive behavior.
The deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia, was organized using Facebook, PayPal, and Discord.
The violent Proud Boys group vets new applicants through Facebook and have seen an uptick in applications since the summer of 2018.
Some technology companies have made steps in the right direction to reduce malicious activities online, but more work needs to be done. Over the past year, the Change the Terms coalition has met with experts on terrorism, human rights, and technology worldwide to gather insights on how hate operates online and how it can be stopped.
Those conversations resulted in the creation of recommended corporate policies and terms of service to ensure that social media platforms, payment service providers, and other internet-based services are not places where malicious activities and extremism can grow.
To learn more about our work, visit https://www.changetheterms.org/.