First International Counterspeakers’ Workshop

The DSP is proud to have hosted the First International Counterspeakers’ Workshop, a meeting of people who respond to hateful or harmful speech online – to trade ideas, war stories, and best practices. The event, held in late November in Berlin, drew 15 people from around the world who ‘counterspeak’ online in a wide variety of ways.

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Uyghur internment and China’s demonizing of Islam

China’s clampdown on Xinjiang’s Uyghur Muslims is shrouded in secrecy – but government documents, testimonies from detained Uyghurs, and officials’ Dangerous Speech reveal a disturbing picture of human rights abuses.

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Why the Rhetoric of Infestation is Dangerous

By referring to immigrants who “pour into and infest our Country,” President Trump has invoked a malevolent vocabulary – one which has striking similarities to rhetoric which has preceded episodes of intergroup violence.

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