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Is hate speech in India’s digital ecosystem transcending borders?
September 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In 2021, the European Parliament recommended the EU’s External Action Service “work to eliminate and deter hate speech that incites discrimination or violence” in India, as it “leads to a toxic environment where intolerance and violence against religious minorities can occur with impunity.”
As online content transcends borders, hate speech generated in India has a detrimental impact on communities abroad, especially diaspora groups. In Australia, Indian diasporic member Vishal Judd was deported in 2021 for hate crime against people of the Sikh faith. Similarly, the UK and parts of Europe are witnessing a growth in anti-Muslim sentiment amongst diaspora groups.
A panel consisting of experts on hate speech on social media platforms and practitioners in community building will provide a picture on the state of knowledge on the microdynamics of India’s digital ecosystem of hate, and its implications for communities abroad.
Amanda Morris, Community Liaison Officer at Muslim Council of Britain and Community Organiser at Stop Funding Hate
Dr Cecilia Jacob, Associate Professor at the Australian National University, co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Grouping of GAAMAC (Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes)
Dr Ritumbra Manuvie, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, Security Technology and E-privacy, University of Groningen
Missed the event? Read the press release and watching the recording here: https://thelondonstory.org/2022/09/29/social-and-traditional-media-are-allowing-hate-from-india-to-cross-borders-experts-warn/