Survey on prospective growing amount of hate speech in organizations in Finland 2017

This statistic shows the result of a survey from 2017 on the growing amount of hate speech in organizations in Finland in the future. Most respondents agreed that their employer organizations would have more dealings with hate speech in the future. In 2017 overall, hate speech in organizations in Finland occurred mostly seldom or never.
Hate speech refers to speech that is used to insult or offend a person, focusing on a particular attribute of a person such as race, religion or sexual orientation. Hate speech is often encountered on the internet and social media platforms and applications, where users can, anonymously at times, offend people that they feel hostile about. In Finland, hate speech can be seen as a threat to the freedom of speech as authorities are forced to consider ways to tackle it.

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "Dealings with hate speech will increase in your organization in the future"?

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Release date

April 2017



Survey time period

March 2017

Number of respondents

306 respondents

Special properties

communications professionals; ProCom members

Supplementary notes

The statement used in the survey was phrased by the source as follows: "Tulevaisuudessa viestijät joutuvat nykyistä enemmän ratkaisemaan disinformaatioon ja valeuutisiin liittyviä kysymyksiä".

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