The European Project Hatemeter aimed at systematising, augmenting and sharing knowledge on Anti-Muslim hatred online, and at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of NGO/CSOs in preventing and tackling Islamophobia at EU level. This was achieved by developing and testing an ICT tool (i.e., HATEMETER platform) that automatically monitors and analyses Internet and social media data on the phenomenon, and produces computer-assisted responses and hints to support counter-narratives and awareness raising campaigns.
Hatemeter adopted a multidimensional approach to prevent and tackle Anti-Muslim hatred online at EU level, through a strategic use of Internet and social media. This approach to the Anti-Muslim hatred management aimed at creating the conditions to:
- raise a better understanding on Anti-Muslim hatred online by exploiting the Internet and social media potential;
- deliver the Hatemeter platform to support NGO/CSOs in preventing and tackling Anti-Muslim hatred online;
- strengthening cooperation among key actors and ensuring the widest circulation and a long term impact of project results on future research streams and operational strategies.
- eCrime unit, University of Trento, Faculty of Law (coordinator)
- DH group at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (technical lead)
- Universite Toulose 1 Capitole
- Teesside University
- Amnesty International Sezione Italiana Onlus
- Association de defense des droits de l’homme – Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France
- Stop Hate UK
European Commission – REC Action Grant (REC-DISC-AG-2016)