PeaceTech Lab reduces violent conflict using technology, media, and data.
 

Combating Hate Speech.

Working to identify, monitor, and combat hate speech on social media.

 
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Combining Cutting-Edge Social Media Analysis with Local Expertise.

PeaceTech Lab is leading the field in hate speech prevention. Our team of expert analysts, based both at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. and around the world, analyze online hate speech to mitigate the threat of on-the-ground violence in countries affected by conflict. We define hate speech as language that can incite others to discriminate or act against individuals or groups based on their ethnic, religious, racial, gender, or national identity. PeaceTech Lab also acknowledges the role of “dangerous speech,” a heightened form of hate speech that can catalyze mass violence.

 
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Our Hate Speech Lexicons.

PeaceTech Lab’s hate speech Lexicons identify and explain inflammatory language on social media while offering alternative words and phrases that can be used to combat the spread of hate speech. Our Lexicons serve as a pivotal resource for local activists and organizations working to stop and prevent hate speech worldwide.

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Hate Speech in South Sudan.

From 2015 - 2017, PeaceTech Lab undertook extensive research to understand the role online hate speech plays in contributing to violence on-the-ground in South Sudan. This research serves as a leading example of the serious impact hate speech can have in conflict-affected countries.

Online Hate Speech Monitoring Reports.

Online hate speech provides fuel for South Sudan’s ongoing conflict. PeaceTech Lab analyzed hate speech activity in the world’s newest country throughout 2017 to better understand how hate speech contributes to violence.

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