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Led by Vivek Venkatesh, the SOMEONE (SOcial Media EducatiONEvery day) initiative is created to sensitize youth, educators, and the broader public – both within and outside of Canada – to patterns of online hate with the goal of building resilience against hate speech and radicalization. The multinational and interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners have developed an online portal of curricula and multimedia materials designed to counter hate speech by developing digital literacy and critical thinking skills. The materials in the portal include white papers, documentaries, interviews with experts, creative art-based performances, graphic novels, ideas for classroom activities, as well as mobile and social media feeds designed to counter a variety of forms of online hate.


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What is hate speech?

Can hate speech by justified?

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