Nicole Stremlau and Giovanni DeGregorio
Why we need an international body to rein in hate speech during conflict
‘It’s time to consider solutions that reflect the magnitude of the problem.’
Online hate speech and disinformation have long incited violence, and sometimes mass atrocities. When this has happened in the Global South, from Ethiopia to Myanmar, much of the world has looked away. But the war in Ukraine means no one can now ignore how social media is being weaponised in conflict. It’s time to consider solutions that reflect the magnitude of the problem, including an international panel with enough teeth to make a difference.
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