Costa Rica is drafting Latin America's first-ever strategy to combat hate speech and discrimination online. The strategy, set to be unveiled by the end of 2023 with UN support, aims to establish new national policies and prevent the normalization of hate, violence, and discrimination in public and digital spaces. A recent UN study found a 255% increase in hate and discrimination-related messages on Costa Rica's social media platforms since 2021, with women, LGBTQ individuals, and migrants being the primary targets. Costa Rica has taken steps to address the issue, including launching a guide to confront digital violence against women in politics and establishing an observatory on hate speech.
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