Over the past several months, you’ve heard us say over and over: online hate turns into harm in real life. From advocating for the ban of white supremacists on social media platforms, to leading an advertising boycott against Facebook for profiteering off of hate, NHMC is as committed as ever to eliminating hate online. This year we’ve also ramped up our policy work to stop misinformation campaigns and to protect Latinx Digital Rights and the sanctity of our democracy.
Today we are excited to announce the publication of a new white paper authored by NHMC Univision Fellow, Maria Mercado, entitled Disinformation and Hate Speech Harm BIPOC, analyzing the correlation between the rise in online disinformation and hate speech and the suppression of people of color.
In particular, this white paper draws a nexus between systemic racism, the Trump Administration’s actions, political tension, poor enforcement of content moderation policies, and the consequential real life harms to the Latinx community, and other historically oppressed communities.
Read Full White Paper Here.