Who we are

MANDOLA (Monitoring and Detecting OnLine Hate Speech) is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Commission. The project's consortium comprises seven partners from six different countries:

  • Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) - Greece
  • Aconite Internet Solutions Ltd - Ireland
  • Inthemis - France
  • University of Montpellier 1 (UM1) - France
  • Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) - Spain
  • International Cyber Investigation Training Academy (ICITA) - Bulgaria
  • University of Cyprus (UCY) - Cyprus

MANDOLA project wants to make a bold step towards improving our understanding of the prevalence and spread of on-line hate speech and towards empowering ordinary citizens to monitor and report hate speech.

What we do

The objectives of MANDOLA project are:

  • To monitor the spread and penetration of on-line hate-related speech in Europe and in Member States using big-data approaches, while investigating the possibility to distinguish, amongst monitored contents, between potentially illegal hate-related speeches and potentially non illegal hate-related speeches.
  • To provide policy makers with actionable information that can be used to promote policies that mitigate the spread of on-line hate speech.
  • To provide ordinary citizens with useful tools that can help them deal with on-line hate speech or bystanders or even as victims.
  • To transfer best practices among Member States.
  • To set up a reporting infrastructure that will connect concerned citizens with police forces and which will enable the reporting of illegal hate-related speech.

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Report Hate Speech

See the map of the European organizations where you can report hate speech incidents.
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Legal Framework

Get informed about the legal framework which is relevant to hate speech in Europe.
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Frequently asked questions about hate speech.