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 extra weight as they reach a wider audience than posts shared by everyday individuals. They are also harder to tackle as their trigger effect is difficult to grapple with for both social media companies and CSOs fighting hate speech online.

To read our analysis about such cases, click here to download the full analytical paper.