Counter hate by empowering positive voices

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People use our platform to speak out against hatred and extremism. They counter hateful content by responding to it directly, raising awareness on important issues, and supporting positive and moderate voices.

We believe these efforts to resist and stand up to racism, violence, extremism, and hate are essential. That is why we work closely with local communities, experts in civil society and academia, and policymakers to support counterspeech initiatives across the globe.

Discover counterspeech initiatives around the globe

Click on a country to learn about local counterspeech campaigns, partners and resources

Initiatives empowering counterspeech creators

Our key initiatives focus on empowering and amplifying local voices. This includes building awareness, educating communities, encouraging cohesion, and directly countering hateful narratives.

P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge

P2P engages university students around the world in competitions where students create social media campaigns and offline strategies to challenge hateful and extremist narratives. To date, it has reached more than 200 million people.

Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI)

The OCCI has given over 1MM euros in financial and marketing aid to NGOs working to counter online extremism across Europe and has engaged more than 3.5 million people and 100 anti-hate and anti-extremism organizations.


Our social impact hackathons are intense, organized experiences where teams compete to hack (a.k.a creatively solve) a local counterspeech challenge and develop prototype tools, products, services, and initiatives. To date, they have reached over 1.4 million people.

NGO Trainings

Over the past two years, Facebook has hosted training sessions focused on counterspeech narrative, marketing, and communication. We have shared insights and best practices with NGOs working on counterspeech, helping them reach and engage their audiences.

Resources for empowering counterspeech creators

Explore our research and resources for tips on learning how to create effective counterspeech in your community.

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