Resources and research for creating counterspeech

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

Resources

  • Nonprofits on Facebook: Create a Meaningful Strategy

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

  • Nonprofits on Facebook: Tools and Products to Leverage

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.