Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Our project is based on a local diagnosis of the problem of hate speech on the Internet. We conducted an online survey targeted at young Internet users. We asked: if they see hate speech on the internet, how to react to it. We also conducted 5 in-depth interviews. Add to this analysis of local websites and comments under articles - its appeared image of the huge problem of Polish society that is hate speech on the Internet. Young people notice it, but do not have a simple way to report hateful content - Polish law extends the reporting of a special procedure, and reports to administrators users find to be ineffective. On the basis of this diagnosis, we decided to create a special tool to report hate by one click of the mouse. We also confirm the diagnosis of nationwide studies and reports. For example. http://wobuzz.com/hejt/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/raport-o-hejcie-w-sieci.pdf Our project combines the following of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: - Goal 4 - tool supports equality education in Polish schools, and educational activities of Polish non-governmental organizations. It helps to build a coalition against hate speech at a very early stage of education. - Goal 10 - tool helps minimize the effects of social inequalities and disparities between minority groups. The tool really helps to fight hate speech. - Goal 16 - tool helps to reduce the number of offenses relating to hate speech and violence against this background. It promotes the idea of the rule of law, in which criminals take punishment even for Internet crime. Its shortens the reporting of hate speech to the authorities.
Sustainability and future plans
The project is based on the existing plug, which was created within the project Social Startup Humanity in Action Poland. It has worked out development strategy and provided funding for basic maintenance (website hosting, support of volunteers). The plug is continuously administered by a qualified coordinator, who is also the originator. The work is supported by a group of e-volunteers, who constitute the necessary assistance when dealing with requests from participants. It not without significance in determining the stability of the project is to motivate the team to develop and maintain the operation of the plug. The team receives substantial support from the large organizations - Humanity in Action Poland. The project has worked out development strategy, including marketing strategy. There is a close perspective to gain further funding of the project from EU funds, which will enable the full implementation of the development strategy. The main planned road development project: - Increasing the number of downloaded plugins for Google Chrome. - Increasing the number of fans on Facebook, promoting the development of other social media channels. - Fine-tuning the application code and increase security against hacker attacks. - Development of a plug on a new browser (Safari, Firefox, Explorer, Opera, Mobile). - Development of plugins for other languages and national web browsers. - Extension works to plug an educational project on network security and prevention of hate speech on the Internet.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Bio: Student of law at the University of Warsaw. He works at the Center for Civic Education, where he coordinates the project about students activity in local communities. For years involved in social projects - eg HejtStop, WatchDog Poland, Schuman Foundation. He creates and also coordinates own projects - eg civic monitoring of conflict of interest, Hejt_alert. His interest focuses on the polish market of young art. From me: We receive a lot of messages from our users, which testify that our plugin works and works in practice. Especially important information for us that thanks to plug people began to notice and report the specific manifestations of hate speech, we can see it also in our statistics. The uniqueness of our project proves that we are the only online tool that allows intuitive, rapid reporting hate speech with one click. Also we did not find similar tools in other countries. Our plug shortens the reporting hate speech and cures passivity internet users. Often, young people see hate speech, not agree with it, but do not report it because of inefficiency or difficult procedure. Our plugin solves this problem.