Panorama: The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech
The PANORAMA project will analyse online hate speech through its patterns and dynamics with the aim to counteract hate speech worldwide. It will breach the challenges of addressing hate speech, which lay in the lack of understanding of its online trends and characteristics.
Hate speech can be addressed only when understood. This is why the PANORAMA posits a ground-breaking research of the nature of our online environments and their dynamics, which drive hate speech. The project will look at the linguistic manifestations of hate speech online, at the networks connecting hate speech perpetrators and at the role of media in spreading disinformation through their strategies.
The Pan-European Observatory for Mitigation of Hate Speech will achieve the goal to counteract online hate speech through uncovering its patterns by providing continuous reporting of hate speech in the EU. It will combine big data research with a network of more than 50 experts to generate insights into patterns, trends and drivers of online hate speech and extremism. The outcome of the project will be an online system and platform for monitoring hate speech in 24 EU languages. Constant hate speech reporting and its rigorous analysis will improve positive communication across different relevant bodies. The platform’s data will offer understanding of hate speech to policy makers, scientists and law enforcement bodies. These actors will be able to design and execute better suited and personalised responses to online hate speech.
PDCS is part of the international consortium of partners and will contribute to the project by organising and co-organising national and regional roundtables that will be held to provide initial insights and information about the issue, discussions of general topics of hate speech and current themes. A two-day conference in Bratislava in autumn 2022 will allow researchers to share insights from platform research and data. This will uncover the possibilities for positive narrative campaigns, which would improve our online environments.
The Panorama project builds on the activities of the Project Grey.