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Facebook partners Asia Foundation for new tools to combat online hate, intolerance

New Delhi, June 3

Fb on Thursday stated it has launched ‘The Resiliency Initiative’ web site that goals to supply instruments and assets in the direction of combating hate and intolerance on-line.

Launched in partnership with The Asia Basis, The Resiliency Initiative “goals to advertise tolerance, strengthen interfaith and inter-ethnic understanding, and counter violent extremism in Asia Pacific”.

“This community-centred initiative started with on-line workshops for 60 organisations from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan and the Philippines. The web site is the subsequent step in strengthening the neighborhood of observe,” Fb stated in a blogpost.

‘The Resiliency Initiative’ web site gives civil society organisations with a set of instruments and assets to assist them harness social media to construct stronger communities — notably in areas affected by violent battle, it added.

This contains steering on getting began on social media, creating efficient on-line content material, managing presence on social media, measuring impression, and combating misinformation.

It additionally contains case research with insights from communities throughout the area. 

The web site is presently out there in English and is launching in Bengali, Thai and Urdu within the coming weeks, with extra languages to comply with sooner or later, the assertion stated.

“At Fb, we goal to establish and take away dangerous content material from our platforms as rapidly as attainable — and we have made good progress on this space. However this is only one a part of the answer. It is equally vital to allow constructive dialogue and encourage counter speech in an effort to promote social cohesion and counter offline hurt,” the weblog stated.

The Resiliency Initiative is likely one of the flagship programmes to deal with hate and violent extremism, it added.

Within the second half of the 12 months, ‘The Resiliency Initiative’ will work with civil society organisations in Asia Pacific to construct out their social resilience campaigns to fight hate on-line, and increase the attain of the programme into new communities within the area. 

“We’re additionally partnering with specialists on a digital storytelling coaching program,” the assertion stated.

The Asia Basis is a non-profit worldwide improvement organisation that brings collectively various companions from governments and native communities. — PTI

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