Online Hate Speech – Words Matter

Our anti hate group encounter a good deal of animosity toward our commitment to the fight against online hate speech and hate crime. The arguments levied at us suggest that we should focus more on “real hate speech” in the “real world” with cries that “It is only the internet” and “Words don’t matter.” This […]

Twitter is Not Tackling Hate Crime

Warning – some extremely offensive Tweets quoted in this article As anybody involved in online anti hate activism knows from bitter experience, the backing of social media platforms (and Twitter in particular) is sadly lacking when it comes to tackling the racist, sexist, Islamophobic, Anti Semitic and downright offensive behaviours exhibited on the platform on […]

The Anonymous Mr Bond

As, despite all his efforts, Bond from Old Bluehand still remains largely unknown it seems apposite for our group to introduce the growing Resisting Hate membership to the man whose online hate speech inspired us to form in the first place. This is a whistle stop tour of the man – and the first in […]

Take The Hate Tags Down Twitter

If I drew you a graph of my faith in humanity you would see during the last twenty four hours a nose dive broadly comparable to the crash of the pound a few hours after Brexit. Just when as co founder of an anti hate group I had started to think I had seen it […]

Owning The Anti Hate Buzz Words

My mobile phone has now got to the stage where if I type the letter d it comes up with the auto suggestion that I want to use the word diversity. Such is perhaps the eventual lexical fate of anyone involved in an anti-hate group. However, although I am gratified my Android device is so […]

Media To Blame for Rise In Hate Crime

The responsibility for the views of each individual lies with the individual. Ultimately each person makes the choice for themselves how they approach the world and the people in it. However, the information that sits behind those choices can be the responsibility of a much wider collective. As suggested by the title of this article […]

What You Can Do To Fight Hate

Joining an anti hate group isn’t for everyone. Even when the daily death threats finally become as commonplace as the morning coffee anti hate work still brings with it challenges and negativity that most people understandably don’t want to bring into their lives. But the passion of the British public for tolerance remains strong with […]