LGL Launched a Survey on Hate Speech Online

In June 2019 the national LGBT rights organization LGL, launched a survey of hate speech online incidents against LGBT people. The survey will be conducted in summer, 2019.

With the popularity of social networking sites, every internet user has the right to freely express their thoughts on various issues. Many online portal commentators have moved to social sites that have made it possible to speak without moderators. The most popular social networking site in Lithuania, Facebook, has provided consumers with unprecedented visibility and freedom of expression. However, for this reason, some of the Facebook users of the social network were no longer safe on this platform because of the instantaneous hate speech against the LGBT community.

In a survey conducted by LGL, respondents were asked to share their experiences and the impact of hate speech on LGBT users. Survey data will be used for Speak Out project publications on hate speech online.