This material is provided as part of an activity for the “The Rising Online Hate from COVID-19” training provided by the Online Hate Prevention Institute in conjunction with the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) and the La Trobe LawTech group at La Trobe University.
Each of the Facebook posts below is from the “Nationalist Alternative Australia”, an Australian White Nationalist group. The group is has a documented history of promoting hate against Asians, Muslims, and Jews. Given Facebook has a policy against hosting White Nationalist groups, it should be closed.
Even in a hate group, not every post crosses the line into hate. In your breakout group, examine the examples below and discuss:
- Is the post hate speech? (yes / no)
- If it is hate speech:
- Who is it targeting?
- What hate narrative is it promoting?
- If it is not hate speech:
- What is the non-hate narrative it is promoting?
- What makes this narrative ok?
Please have someone in your group take notes so you can report back to the larger group.
The link for item 2 is here.
The link for item 4 is here.
The link for item 6 is here.
The link for item 7 is here.
Pick one of these pages and see if you can find and then capture an item of hate.