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This video was made by film students at Lisbon's Universidade Lusófona to support the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech campaign. Using the metaphor of how hateful words can injure their victims, it shows a young woman suffering physical harm as a result of online abuse, which arrives in a never-ending social media stream of troll-generated invective, insulting the woman on racial and other grounds. Statistics show that across Europe and North America, women suffer more than men when it comes to vitriolic abuse on social media. The spot ends by encouraging Internet users to join the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement.