Stop Hate UK is working with Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority to challenge online hate and prejudice. They are looking for volunteers to become part of the ‘No Hate Speech’ movement and reclaim the internet from those who wish to create fear, spread hatred and create division. Stop Hate UK
What does the role involve?
Volunteers will receive full training from Stop Hate UK so that they can help:
• identify those committing hate crime online
• get offensive material removed
• produce messages that promote diversity and inclusion
Each volunteer will be set up with an online identity, and trained on how to operate safely and remain anonymous. Stop Hate UK will cover expenses and provide the tablets.
It is anticipated that volunteers will spend about three hours per month engaged in this activity. There is a requirement that all activity undertaken as part of the project is reported back to Stop Hate UK who will provide ongoing support and feedback.
What training will be provided?
Training will be split into two 3-hour sessions, delivered at times suitable for those in full time employment. The first session looks at online hate crime in general, and the second session is about how to get offensive material removed and produce counter narratives. Volunteers can opt out at any stage of the process.
What skills and experience is required?
They are looking for volunteers (individuals or groups) aged 18 years or over with a commitment to opposing all forms of hate crime, and preferably with a working knowledge of social media platforms, who will seize the opportunity to challenge online hate speech and make a real difference.
How can I find out more?
Stop Hate UK is holding an information session on: Wednesday 27 September, 6pm-8pm in Manchester City Centre. Full details will be circulated to those who attend. Places are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing Mike Ainsworth, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.