DACHS focuses on the automation of Hate Speech recognition in order to facilitate its analysis in supporting countermeasures at scale. To do that, we map and model hate speech against journalists, as unofficial moderators or direct targets, across social platforms in order to develop deep learning-based hate speech detection models and an open-source hate speech database.
DACHS uses the latest technologies and analytical techniques to discover Hate Speech directed at journalists and news outlets, and develops strategies for journalists to counter online hatred. What we learn from this case can then more easily be applied to other vulnerable groups.



  • Register for the services developed within DACHS
  • Annotate hate speech and contribute examples of online hate to the project hate speech database
  • Sign in for the hate alert mechanism
Subscribe to:


  • Request access to the hate speech database created in five languages
  • Request access to datasets
  • Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning consultancy


  • Request access to datasets
  • Request access to deliverables
  • Request API access and documentation


  • Software development and integration to build an annotated database of verified instances of Hate Speech in English, German, Spanish, French, and Greek.
  • Mapping and modeling Hate Speech.
  • Training and dissemination of findings and methodologies across the European journalism ecosystem.


The European Journalism Centre

The European Journalism Centre is an international non-profit foundation headquartered in the Netherlands. Since 1992, the EJC has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism through grants, events, training, and media development.


DataScouting is a service provider and software developer for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), specialized in developing innovative solutions for media monitors, libraries, archives, museums, institutions, organizations, and companies.

The project is implemented with the financial support of the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).