The project “A Data-driven Approach to Countering Hate Speech” (DACHS) focuses on the automation of Hate Speech recognition against journalists in order to facilitate its analysis to support countermeasures at scale. To do that, we will map and model hate speech against journalists across social platforms in order to develop deep learning-based hate speech detection models and an open-source hate speech database. DACHS will use the latest technologies and analytical techniques to discover Hate Speech directed at journalists and news outlets on Twitter and YouTube to detect underlying patterns of and develop strategies for journalists to counter online hate.

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



  • You can 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 alert mechanism.
Subscribe to:


  • You can 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).