No to Antisemitic Hate Speech Online
“RESPOND! No to Antisemitic Hate Speech Online!” is a four-year joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with 1.3 million Euros in support. The project is led by the Jewish-American Touro University Berlin, which works closely with Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the University of Potsdam, as well as with the Jewish Community of Berlin, the largest Jewish community in Germany.
The collaborative project RESPOND!
The collaborative project, RESPOND!, aims to help young people develop a dissenting voice to combat antisemitic hate speech in the German social media. In four studies, the project aims to develop and evaluate media competence training for young media users, aged 18-30, to recognize and combat traditional and modern forms of antisemitic hate speech on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube. To this end, we will analyze the manifestations of antisemitic discourse in the social media, as well as the vulnerabilities and competencies of young people in dealing with it. Based on this analysis, we will develop, implement, and evaluate the RESPOND! Media Competence Training to help young people in developing a media-competent way of dealing with antisemitic hate speech online. Furthermore, in the final year of the project, we will multiply the RESPOND! Media Competence Training further with teachers from local schools in Berlin, Potsdam, and Bielefeld through a train-the-trainer program.
Help young people develop a dissenting voice to combat antisemitic hate speech in the German social media
Studies within RESPOND!
The collaborative project, RESPOND!, pursues the goal of developing and disseminating a sustainable counter-voice of young people to combat antisemitic hate speech on social media in Germany. RESPOND! aims to enable young addressees and witnesses of antisemitic hate speech to recognize its discursive tactics on social media, even in their modern and more subtle manifestations, and to respond to them in a media-competent manner. These goals will be addressed by four separate, but interconnected studies:
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