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CRRF, YWCA begin Block Hate campaign

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation and YWCA Canada have begun an awareness campaign intended to raise awareness of the issue of hate speech on social media services. Called “Block Hate,” the campaign includes an online video about online hate speech experienced by Carla Beauvais, a Montreal-based columnist. The video was sponsored by Toyota Canada.

“Canadians like Carla deserve to live and exist in spaces that are free from the trauma of racism, whether online or in their neighbourhoods, places of worship, schools, or on the job,” said Mohammed Hashim, executive director of the foundation. “To do better by all people targeted by racial discrimination, all sectors, governmental, social media companies and community members alike must redouble our efforts collectively to create solutions that befit the society we aspire to be.”

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