You Can EASILY Help Reduce Bigotry & Extremism in Kanab

The easiest way to reduce on-line hate is to report posts and comments to the social media platform, and you can do that from home without confronting people. This slideshow gives you step by step directions and tips to do just that. For resources on how to intervene directly with people, see the resources section on Hatewatch. New & Improved

Because social media (SM) is the new tool for radicalization and its efficiency in doing just that, the easiest thing you can do is also the most effective: REPORT POST TO SM PLATFORM. If you already know how to report, then skip to the who/what section following.

How to report post to SM platform.

This focuses on Facebook, other platforms will be added later. Be sure to screenshot posts of concern for two reasons: (1) if that person has repeated, escalating posts then you’ll want a history of those to submit to law enforcement when it reaches that level and/or (2) if you decide to submit the post to KURW or a different content related Hatewatch. Please black out your name and profile image because as careful as we are to protect non-public identities, errors occur.

Who/What to Begin

Of course, report things as you see them among your FB friends and groups. If you don’t have any, then you can use two sources from KURW to begin:

  1. The table is from an earlier post Understanding Social Media in Kanab: Groups, Pages & Individuals and is a good start because the people/pages with most potential to influence based on followers are sorted (unlike Hatewatch). For the followers, you can use the search feature on pages/groups to find their comments more easily.
  2. Hatewatch. New & Improved

DOCUMENTATION

Screenshot posts/comments in case

(1) that person has repeated, escalating posts then you’ll want a history of those to submit to law enforcement when it reaches that level and/or

(2) if you decide to submit the post to KURW or a different content related Hatewatch. Please black out your name and profile image because as careful as we are to protect non-public identities, errors occur.

To submit to KURW email mgalaria@protonmail.com

To submit to other Hatewatches and organizations

Do you know of other organizations? Please let KURW know mgalaria@gmail.com or Contact form. Thank you.

Published by mgalaria

I resided in the Kanab, Utah area from 2009 throughout 2020. I am reformed right, 15 years now, with most family members still far-right. I lived 37 of my 48 years in rural America. I created KURW after I discovered that two people from Kanab who I knew were at the Jan 6th Capitol Insurrection and the continued threat warning from DHS regarding the far-right movement. Studies show new trends in extremist characteristics, feelings of fear/anger/betrayal, an increase in social media recruitment and incitement, and radicalization as quickly as six months. I had a lot of documentation from covering the six months of weekly Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and MAGA events in Kanab. I used that documentation, public posts on social media, contribution from community members and outside organizations to create Hatewatch because I feel like that is the best way that I can address the call for awareness.

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