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How Italian social media are fighting extremism

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How Italian social media are fighting extremism

Claudia Astarita


The #ReAct team lead on different social media a powerful campaign on immigration and on the contrast of extremism in all its manifestations. It was created by some students from the University of Cagliari and its work has now been awarded one of the prizes of the "Facebook digital global challenge".

Participants in the competition were over 150 groups coming from many different countries. The project obtained a prize of one thousand dollars, and the #ReAct team will be invited by the US State Department to be part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, and visit various public institutions and private firms in Washington, New York and San Francisco, including the Facebook headquarters.

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