Resources

Our resources ensure you’ll be equipped to push back on hate-related speech on the internet, in your community, and within your day-to-day relationships.

Guides

    Facebook Community Standards

    Facebook recognizes how important it is for our platforms to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take seriously our role in keeping abuse off our services. That’s why we’ve developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed.

  • Nonprofits on Facebook: Create a Meaningful Strategy

    How to use your mission to determine what success on Facebook looks like.

  • Nonprofits on Facebook: Raise Awareness

    Best practices for creating and posting content and engaging with your audience.

  • Nonprofits on Facebook: Raise Funds

    Tips and tools for raising money on Facebook.

  • Nonprofits on Facebook: Tools and Products to Leverage

    Facebook tools and products you can use to support your organization’s efforts.

  • OCCI Information Pack on Counterspeech Engagement

    This information pack aims to give beginning steps and practical advice for NGOs and civil society activists who are looking to challenge and counter hate speech and extremism online.

  • OCCI Information Pack on Counterspeech Labs

    The Information Guide on Counterspeech Labs aims to explain the methodology and structure of the OCCI Counterspeech Labs. The guide contains condensed information and content from the YouthCAN Innovation Lab Report (2016), a document produced and published by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

Research

    Courage Against Hate

    The Courage Against Hate initiative has been brought together by Facebook for the purpose of sparking cross-sector, pan-European dialogue and action to combat hate speech and extremism. This collection of articles unites European academic analysis with practitioners who are mapping trends in hate speech and extremism as well as effective programs and initiatives countering hate in Europe.

  • Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) - Guide To Online Radical-Right Symbols, Slogans And Slurs

    This report gives an analysis of principal symbols, slang, coded references and terminology used online by radical-right extremists today. This paper acts as a practitioner guide to understanding adversarial shifts and the nature of radical right trends online and offline.

  • Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) - The Many Faces Of The Radical Right And How To Counter Their Threat

    This report gives an analysis of key radical right groups as well as significant individual ideologues. This paper explores group and figure dynamics of the radical right and how to counter the form of extremism online.

  • GIFCT Academic Research Network: The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET)

    GNET is the second and current academic research initiative supported by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) to carry out independent research on better understanding ways that terrorists and violent extremists use the internet. GNET is convened and led by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), a globally renowned academic research centre based within the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

  • GIFCT Academic Research Network: The Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology (GRNTT)

    GRNTT is a consortium of academic institutions and think tanks supported by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) that conducts research and shares views on terrorist content online. During this first phase of the GIFCT Academic Research Network, GRNTT published 13 publications on terrorism and technology that seek to better understand how to best detect radicalisation and recruitment activity in the digital space as well as curtail the spread of extremist material.

  • GIFCT Transparency Report

    A series of research papers commissioned by GIFCT which discuss the use of digital sites by terrorists and extremists.

  • Hate Speech and Radicalisation Online The OCCI Research Report

    This research provides interdisciplinary insights into the current developments of extremist activities on the internet. With the aid of expert contributions from all over Germany, the psychological, political, anthropological and technological aspects of online hate speech and radicalization are considered.

  • Henry Jackson Society - Free to be Extreme

    This report gives an analysis of the balance between freedom of expression and the increasing demands placed on technology companies to monitor harmful extremist content online. It looks at UK based legal prosecution of both Islamist extremist and far-right extremist trial cases.

  • ISD Campaign Toolkit

    ISD Global partnered with Facebook and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) to develop the Campaign Toolkit – a multilingual, interactive resource for activists and organisations promoting social good and working to counter polarisation in their communities. This free resource guides individuals and organisations about online and offline campaigning for social good and community cohesion.

  • Moonshot CVE - From Passive Search to Active Conversation: An Evaluation of the Facebook Redirect Programme

    This report gives an Moonshot’s evaluation of Phase 1 of the Facebook Redirect Programme (FRP). The report review the design and implementation of this counter extremism program, along with findings and recommendations for best practices moving forward.

  • The Rabat Plan of Action

    Facebook looks to apply human rights considerations to all its policy and programmatic work. This short video explains the Rabat Plan of Action and outlines the key point that groups can utilise when approaching hateful speech online.

  • 2015 Demos Counter Speech Report (Part I)

    Because of our strong belief in the power of counterspeech and the growing interest in a more rigorous and evidence led approach to understand it better, Facebook commissioned Demos, a UK based think-tank, to undertake a series of research reports, examining the extent to which different types of counter-speech are produced and shared on Facebook. This short interim report sets out the summary findings of Phase I, which looked at how speech which challenges right-wing populist pages across Europe, is produced and shared. Further reports in this series examine speech and content that challenges extreme Islamist ideology, in the UK and beyond.

  • 2016 Demos Counter Speech Report (Part II)

    In October 2015, Demos published a report, supported by Facebook, which examined the activity of counter-speech and populist right-wing groups on Facebook and made recommendations for how counter-speech groups could more effectively diffuse their messages. This report sets out the summary findings of phase II of this project, examining how speech which challenges extreme Islamist narratives is produced and shared in different parts of the world. This comparative study looks includes data from France, the UK, Morocco, Tunisia, Indonesia and India.

Toolkits

    Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s Campaign Toolkit

    The Toolkit immerses you in the journey of planning, producing and promoting campaigns for global audiences. It is built from insights drawn at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) from a decade of research and work with practitioners and activists around the world.

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