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FAQ // Minds Deradicalization

Change MindsNov 6, 2019, 5:54:53 PM

What is Deradicalization?

Deradicalization has a formal definition, but to us it means using an open dialogue to help encourage tolerance of all beliefs and ideas. You can learn more in the below studies that address open discourse, censorship and hate speech:

"How to Depolarize Society Through Open Conversation" featuring Daryl Davis | MINDS IRL

What do you do when someone just doesn't like you? | Daryl Davis | TEDxCharlottesville

You Can’t Stay Here: The Efficacy of Reddit’s 2015 Ban Examined Through Hate Speech

Would Online Censorship Be Effective? Evidence From Two Research Projects Proves the Opposite

The Streisand Effect and Censorship Backfire

Journal For Deradicalization

Understanding Deradicalization: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism

How to Deradicalize Someone

What is Minds’ Deradicalization Initiative?

Minds’ Deradicalization Initiative is about encouraging the world to get talking, to find common ground, and to speak civilly to those with whom we may disagree to build a stronger world, together. We were inspired by the good works of our friend and collaborator, Daryl Davis, the African-American musician who convinced over 200 members of the Ku Klux Klan to remove their hoods for good by befriending them and listening. Our goal is to leverage his methodology to achieve similar results on social media and in real life, both with non-extremists who think differently, and also actual extremists.