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.
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
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.
The third analytical paper produced by the sCAN partnership focuses on hotspots online: posts that might not be hateful themselves, but often trigger a series of hateful comments and tend to originate from politicians, influencers or public figures. These posts carry...
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the sCAN Advanced Monitoring Training, which will be held by ZARA training experts in the framework of the EU project sCAN – Specialised Cyber Activists Network – an initiative by 10 European civil society...
Sinti and Romani people have been living in Europe for more than six centuries. The history of antigypsyist rhetoric, discrimination and political persecution is just as long. Even though many countries have by now recognized Sinti and Roma as a national minority,...
In the EU-funded project sCAN – Platforms, Experts, Tools: Specialised Cyber-Activists Network (2018-2020), jugendschutz.net is cooperating with nine European partners to collect expertise, tools, methodology and knowledge about hate speech on the internet and develop...
European experts say hatred online endangers democracy, nonprofits are monitoring social media response to it
Experts are in agreement that hatred disseminated through the Internet is increasing – and that in the Czech Republic, Romani people remain the most frequent targets of that hatred. There are many different ways Internet users can respond when they see such hateful...
Hate speech is a growing problem online and especially young users are frequently confronted with it. But how can you face this phenomenon? Answers are provided in the online course “Hate Speech – Was tun?”, which is suitable for both interested beginners and...
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