WE STUDY DANGEROUS SPEECH AND WAYS TO COUNTERACT IT.

People don’t commit violence against other groups - or even condone it - spontaneously. First they must be taught to see other people as pests, vermin, aliens, or threats. Malicious leaders often use the same types of rhetoric to do this, in myriad cultures, languages, countries, and historical periods. We call this Dangerous Speech. Violence might be prevented by making it less abundant or less convincing. We work to find the best ways to do this – while defending freedom of expression. 

FAQ

What is Dangerous Speech?

Do Dangerous Speech ideas apply to speech in the United States?

Should Dangerous Speech be censored or banned?

How have the Dangerous Speech ideas been used?

 

Our framework is being used for

violence-prevention efforts AROUND THE WORLD

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