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Slide Who We Are

We are a world citizens’ network, with more than 150,000 members in 14 countries, which promotes, defends and upholds freedom of speech and democracy.

We support and empower the targeted and victimized, acting to counter hate speech and misinformation online.

Our Story

It was in May 2016 in Sweden that I started counter-speaking, after realizing how professional trolls start pages and groups on social media to spread misinformation. I saw how they attack and harass journalists, politicians, opinion-formers, especially women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and anyone who speaks up for human rights. I saw that politicians quit their jobs, that journalists dare not cover and report on certain issues and that opinion formers self-censor to avoid attacks.

 

I realized many more people needed to get involved to stop the hate, support the targeted and stop the polarization by reaching out to the people who shared and retweeted the hateful messages. So, I started the first group on Facebook #jagärhär (#iamhere) so we could organize ourselves, using the hashtag to find each other in the hateful comment sections. One year later we started the group in Germany and since then we have started #iamhere groups together with local representatives from all over the world. We are now over 150 000 people who choose to stand up for what we believe in and who support others that stand up for justice and human rights every day.

How facing your fears may solve polarisation | Mina Dennert | TEDxAthens

Share links

We encourage members to stop the hate by sharing links to hateful comment sections and join in actions together in those comment fields.

Push hate down

We stop the hate by simply pushing it down in the comment section, we stop the polarization by discussing the matter in a nuanced manner and we support the targeted.

Share facts

We prevent the dissemination of disinformation by helping others with sources of fact-reviewed information

Stay on topic

Do not let discussions derail, keep the discussion focused

Plant a seed

Even if you don’t see the change, sharing your views can still have an impact,

  • Share links

    We encourage members to stop the hate by sharing links to hateful comment sections and join in actions together in those comment fields.

  • Push hate down

    We stop the hate by simply pushing it down in the comment section, we stop the polarization by discussing the matter in a nuanced manner and we support the targeted.

  • Share facts

    We prevent the dissemination of disinformation by helping others with sources of fact-reviewed information

  • Stay on topic

    Do not let discussions derail, keep the discussion focused

  • Plant a seed

    Even if you don’t see the change, sharing your views can still have an impact,

Our Method

We encourage members to stop the hate by sharing links to hateful comment sections and join in actions together in those comment fields.


We stop the hate by simply pushing it down in the comment section, we stop the polarization by discussing the matter in a nuanced manner and we support the targeted.


We also prevent the dissemination of disinformation by helping others with sources of fact-reviewed information.

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Our Manifesto

  • We take action to make social media a better place.


    We transform social media into a safe and constructive environment where people can express themselves freely.


    We counter fake news and the spread of misinformation.


    We nurture respectful, open, empathetic, polite and
    factful conversations.


    We share fact-checked and evidence-based information.


    We support the targeted so they can continue to express themselves.


    We stand up to protect everyone who is assaulted by hate speech.


    We defend human rights, democracy and freedom of speech.


    Our strength is cohesion and consistency between the groups.


    We oppose hate speech, trolling, misinformation, intolerance,
    racism,  homophobia and other discrimination.


    We do not spread hate, prejudice or gossip.


    We promote freedom of speech, supporting more diversity and real debate, therefore encouraging more voices to be heard.


    Our tools are rationality, respect and empathy.

Our Values

We defend Human Rights, Freedom of Speech and Democracy, respecting any human being. We nurture empathetic, benevolent, compassionate and responsible conversations. We share only fact-checked, evidence-based, scientifically-proven and constructive information.

Our Values