sCAN project - Platforms, Experts, Tools: Specialised Cyber-Activists Network (2018-2020)

  • Identification of online hate speech

sCAN aims at gathering expertise, tools, methodology and knowledge on cyber hate and developing transnational comprehensive practices for identifying, analysing, reporting and counteracting online hate speech. This project draws on the results of successful European projects already realised, for example the “Research, Report, Remove project: Countering Cyber-Hate phenomena” and “Facing Facts”, and strives to  continue, emphasize and strengthen the initiatives developed by the civil society for counteracting hate speech.

  • Objectives

The sCAN project partners will contribute to selecting and providing relevant automated monitoring tools to improve  the detection of hateful content. Another key aspect of sCAN will be the strengthening of the monitoring actions (e.g. the  monitoring exercises) set up by the European Commission . The project partners will also jointly gather knowledge and findings to better identify, explain and understand trends of cyber hate at a transnational level. Furthermore, this project aims to develop cross-European capacity by providing e-learning courses for cyber-activists, moderators and tutors through the Facing Facts Online platform.


The sCAN project gathers over ten partners across Europe

Coordinated by the french organization LICRA (International League against Racism and Antisemitism), the sCAN project involves following countries: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Latvia.

Social Media Campaign

On September 2018, sCAN partners has shown their commitment to stand up against off- and online hate speech during the European day of Civil Courage. 

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