Online Hate Crime Hub (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3246
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How is the online hate crime hub being publicised so that people know they can report hate crime online?

Answer

Answer for Online Hate Crime Hub (2)

Answer for Online Hate Crime Hub (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As the hub is not a public facing unit, publicity advertising direct access to it would not be appropriate. However, an amount of publicity and social media activity accompanied its launch in April, and an ongoing process of raising awareness of online hate and encouraging victims to report is underway with community based partners as part of the hub project. As we approach National Hate Crime Awareness Week in October 2017, planning is also underway to develop further awareness raising activity to encourage reporting of hate crime in London, including online.