Global News recently published “The Rise of White Supremacy and Its New Face in the 21st Century,” a news story that examines the rise of this movement and the alt-right in Canada and the US. Experts are warning that leaders and followers alike are more sophisticated than before, and thanks to the Internet and social media’s wide reach, they’re increasingly difficult to detect, thus making hate speech harder to eradicate.
The article also features an interview with Vivek Venkatesh, Director of Project Someone and UNESCO Co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, who highlights the importance of developing digital literacy skills in combatting hate speech. Venkatesh adds that by doing so, people can better comprehend the causes of such behaviour and establish open and meaningful dialogue.
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