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August 12, 2013

'Your hate speech has witnesses'

New Pakistani site aims to curb online hate speech.

Screenshot from nafrataggregator.org

A new website from Pakistan is on a mission to name and shame those who post hateful messages online. "Nafrat Aggregrator" (using the word for "hatred" in Urdu) has dedicated sections for rape jokes, religious intolerance, misogyny, bullying and homophobia. Users are invited to report examples of each by providing screenshots and short descriptions explaining the context.
Other sites, such as the Public Shaming Tumblr and NoHomophobes.com, also try to counter hate speech by collecting and publishing offensive comments.
After its launch, Nafrat Aggregator received praise from Pakistanis on Twitter: