Spot Racism Online

Published: 10 November 2014

Region: Worldwide

spot_racism_onlineThe global nature of the Internet, combined with easy access to technology and, most crucially, anonymity, makes it an ideal platform from which to promote hate.

Light-On Project consortium, which encourages cross-community actions for combating racism and discrimination, and The Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum published recently the Anti-Racism Toolkit. Focusing on internet racist discourse, the project has also produced a more specific booklet: Spot Racism Online.

Both guides have been founded by The Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission and are available online and in MDI Resources Section. They aim to combat the current normalization of racism and its manifestations and to encourage citizens to end hate speech by providing clear information and instructions on how to act when facing racism.