Get the Trolls Out! Media Monitoring Report

How is the media performing in the areas of religious tolerance and discrimination? Are journalists today meeting objectivity and accuracy standards when discussing different religious groups? As part of the Media Diversity Institute project Get the Trolls Out!, MDI and its project partners have been regularly monitoring both traditional and social media outlets for religious intolerance and hate speech within Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and the United Kingdom since 2015. In our recent report, we documented and discussed the results of this media monitoring from January 2019 to January 2020. In particular, we highlighted some of the harmful media practices being utilized by media outlets and journalists and how they are often used to spread and weaponize hate online. Check it out below.