Gregor Theilmeier

#ichbinhier Initiative

Interview with Gregor Theilmeier, #ichbinhier Initiative

In the past two decades, Internet has contributed to tighten the  relationship  among  individuals  and  groups  in  the  public  sphere.  For  example, the Internet has enabled global activism and cross-border co-operation. At the same time, the Internet and especially social media platforms have been used as spaces and tools of hate. Although there is no sound statistics of the phenomenon, social media platforms have recognized that hateful messages disseminated online are increasingly common. In this video, Gregor Theilmeier is describing an intiative directly responding to hate speech online.

Look out for...

  •  An insight into one response to hate online
  • Challenges related to countering hate online