Using artificial intelligence to track over 400,000 posts on social media platforms during the semi-finals and finals of Euro 2020 and 2021 African Cup of Nations 2021 "over 50% of players received some form of discriminatory abuse."
The Keerfa group said Ali Riaz, 26, had been repeatedly fired at by a passing taxi driver in Athens as he and other Muslims were returning from prayers to mark the end of Ramadan. "I did not see his face... but he was white," Riaz told state TV ERT.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his remarks on Islamophobia, saying the latter was "creating further polarisation and marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalisation".
The US election and its dramatic aftermath have elevated the debate about how to deal with online misinformation and disinformation, lies and extremism. We saw social media companies permanently kick the president, some of his allies
T. Raja Singh, a regional lawmaker for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, was blocked "for violating our policy prohibiting those that promote or engage in violence and hate from having a presence on our platform," a Facebook spokesman said.
The outbreak, first detected at a seafood market near Bangkok, has prompted a flare-up in such online hate speech as well as questions over the treatment of millions of migrant workers in traditionally tolerant Thailand.
The UAE Public Prosecution on Saturday published a video on its social media accounts to raise awareness on the penalties regarding the possession and distribution of material that incites racial, religious and cultural hatred.
In his condemnation of the abhorrent act, Shahbaz termed it unacceptable, saying that the "garb of freedom of expression can't be used to hurt religious emotions of Muslims."
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned hate speech was spreading online “like wildfire” at a meeting with victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings on Tuesday, vowing the world body will lead efforts to extinguish the problem.