Global Influence takes part in OCCI Counterspeech lab in Berlin.

Global Influence this week attended the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) Counterspeech Lab in Berlin to assist German, UK and French activists in challenging online hate speech and extremism.

The lab was coordinated by representatives from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), and focused on supplying grassroots activists, NGOs and charities with the tools and insights needed to create and distribute effective counter-hate campaigns against a minimal budget.

The OCCI is a European initiative, founded by Facebook, to challenge hate speech and extremism online.

The ISD is a London-based ‘think and do tank’ that has pioneered policy and operational responses to the rising challenges of violent extremism and inter-communal conflict.