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 protecting freedom of expression.
The report definitively concludes that Russia bears State responsibility for breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Director of Operations Tonei Glavinic will be representing the DSP at two conferences in Palo Alto, California next week, discussing efforts by technology companies to deal with harmful content on their platforms.
Dangerous speech targeting Ukrainian refugees in Poland is threatening human rights in an already difficult social and political situation.