Guide to Online Hate
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Hatepedia's Guide to Online Hate is a reference for helping identify the symbols, terms, characters, and themes that often appear in the expression of hatred, online and off. Some listed symbols are associated with internet memes while others predate social media.
The guide is divided into categories that reflect the ambivalent and contextual usage of specific examples.
The Guide is also available as a PDF file.
- Explicit HateSymbols, terms, phrases, and referenced themes whose appearance is unambiguously linked to the promotion of hateful views. Outside of education and commemoration, their use is almost exclusively limited to the promotion of hate.
- Contextual HateSymbols, terms, phrases, and referenced themes that have been co-opted by hate-promoting groups and ascribed with contextual meaning.
- Internet Memes with Hateful UsesAmbiguous meme characters and devices which are not inherently hateful, but are sometimes used to spread hatred online, and often have origins in hateful spaces.
- Contemporary Canadian Hate GroupsCanadian hate groups known to be active or recently active. Many of these groups rely on media reporting and social media for recruitment. We recommend proceeding with caution and restraint when reporting on these groups.
- Historical Canadian Hate GroupsCanadian hate groups that are no longer active. Although the groups are inactive, their symbolism can still appear in hate material.
- Full listAll hate symbols, terms, and themes from all five categories on a single page.
These lists are continually updated, and should not be considered comprehensive. Suggestions for future inclusions can be sent to neuberger [at] ujafed.org.