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The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute

The Online Prevention Hate Institute : a resource to help against hate speech on the web

 

Do you know the Online Prevention Hate Institute (OPHI) ? Its aim is to get technology companies and governments to recognize and take action against hate speech in  creating guides on how to report hateful content if you encounter it.

On their website you can find, for example, tips imaged by tutorial on the topics of security and reports on the social networks.

For more information on the OPHI you can watch this video explaining their missions.

 

Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

On july 22 The Board of Justice of the House has approved the bill against homophobia and transphobia. Italy’s leading political parties have voted in favor.The following link shows the basic text. The bill extends the Mancino law -which only punishes acts of discrimination based on ethnic origin, nationality and religion – to acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender.[source]

Gay marriage: Can online activism make a difference?

The gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has launched an effort on Facebook to sway public opinion on same-sex marriage. Can social media activism be quantified and transformed into a significant force in American politics? Millions of Facebook and Twitter users across the globe changed their user profile pictures last week to a version of the HRC equals sign logo, showing their support for same-sex marriage as the issue was being weighed by the US Supreme Court.But some question whether viral campaigns on social media will ultimately have any impact in Washington DC.

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Io Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay

Artist Io Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are? Most people, it turns out, consider themselves to exist in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight. Which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination: Where do you draw the line?

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