Countering Online Misinformation, Hate Speech or Extremist Narratives in the Global South
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The widespread expansion of social media outlets has enabled the spread of mis/disinformation, hate speech and extremist narratives online. Internet-based technologies can also be used to confront these types of communication. This report focuses on counter-messaging efforts (also referred to as strategic communications) through online platforms. This can comprise counter-narratives that challenge false information or existing narratives (e.g. undermining the credibility of an extremist group); or alternative narratives that seek to replace existing narratives, rather than directly confront them (e.g. introducing messages of coexistence).
CitationHaider, H. (2022). Countering online misinformation, hate speech or extremist narratives in the Global South. K4D Helpdesk Report 1113. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. DOI:10.19088/K4D.2022.070
Is part of seriesK4D Helpdesk Report;1113
Rights holderCrown copyright 2022
SponsorForeign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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