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White paper on disinformation and hate speech published

21. Jul 2023 - Publication

The white paper "A clear stance against disinformation and hate speech! How companies can take responsibility and protect their business" outlines the negative effects of disinformation and hate speech in our society and addresses the question of what role companies can and should play based on how they are affected.

With the resource atlas, the authors provide companies with initial guidance on how they can effectively and efficiently combat disinformation. Engaging with the phenomenon themselves as a company, exploring points of contact, educating themselves and localising it in their own canon of values are important first steps that are valuable even if they are "only" indirectly affected. For a large number of companies, it will also be useful, perhaps even necessary, to strengthen the resilience of their organisations. Those who also find ways to show a clear edge to the outside world and strengthen dialogue and solidarity are making a valuable contribution to our society.

Comments on the white paper from politics, civil society and business

The examples of BARMER, Deutsche Telekom, OTTO and O2 Telefónica, which are included in our white paper, show that engagement is feasible: Engagement is feasible.

Our conclusion: Standing on the sidelines is not enough. Companies should make an appropriate commitment.

The white paper may be downloaded below and is only available in German. If you are interested in receiving more information on the content and the examples from our CDR Initiative members, please feel free to contact us.

CDR Initiative WP Desinformation Hate Speech

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 18. Jul 2023
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