Ensuring trust and safety in the digital world

Safe Digital City

Nordic Safe Cities

The Safe Digital City is a digital analysis and concept-development program piloted by Nordic Safe Cities, Malmö Municipality, and the Swedish Center for prevention of Violent Extremism (CVE) in collaboration with researchers at Analyse & Tal. The project aims at giving local actors a strengthened picture of the hate speech and threats circulating social media in Malmö. By creating a digital data map of online hate, we establish a foundation from which we then develop local intervention strategies to prevent hate, extremism, and racism online. The intervention strategies are implemented in collaboration with the municipality and civil society actors, to ensure a central role for local knowledge and voices. The pilot project began in Malmö and has in early 2022 begun in Aalborg (Denmark) and Kristiansand (Norway).