Hate Stop

Everything begins with words - also escalation of violence. The social campaign "Hate Stop" is an initiative that helps to fight hate speech.

Poland is witnessing an unprecedented flood of hate speech

In the past, no one would be brave enough to openly call for violence towards immigrants, homosexuals or political opponents online.

Today, such hateful comments come from well-known athletes, members of parliament and worst of all – even our friends, neighbours and relatives.

  • Hate Stop
Challenge

Find a way to oppose the flood of hate speech in the Polish Internet.

Idea

An online tool that makes it possible to report hate speech directly to law enforcement agencies. A print campaign presenting infants with hospital tags featuring names such as “slut” or “paki” that built awareness of the online tool.

Results

Social media interaction: 71,191.

Social reach: 4,800,000.

Over 1,700 hate speech cases submitted to law enforcement (no media support, less than 3 weeks since launch).