Digital technology such as the internet and social media has created endless possibilities, but has also created a threat to peace, democracy and lack of trust in people, governments and institutions across the world. Intolerance and hate speech spread on social media with an unprecedented speed. We need to step-up in order to counter this trend and increase the use of digital tools and promote peaceful dialogue and respect, especially in countries with violent conflict. The issue of hate speech and polarisation is merely too great and too complex to be tackled by NCA on its own, hence The Tech for Peace Initiative has been established – a cross-sectoral initiative where civil society, private sector and academia will develop methods and tools to counteract hate speech and polarisation online.
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