Hack the Hate

August 12, 2022

How to protect yourself and others from online hate speech - experiences from Malaysia 

“Do you live in a tree house?” “Do you keep a crocodile as your pet?” 

These were some of the condescending questions Nazif faced from other students when he moved to Kuala Lumpur from his home state of Sarawak in East Malaysia for university. As is often the case, people from East Malaysia are subjected to unfair stereotypes that misrepresent their region as underdeveloped.