We are immersed in a society with constant and accelerated changes, in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an indispensable element that, in one way or another, conditions our lives. They are part of our lifestyle.
The Internet, social networks and mobile phones have taken an absolute turn in the way we search and disseminate information and, above all, the way in which we communicate.
There is no doubt that ICT has enormous potential and offers multiple opportunities for learning, skills development, creativity, access to information … But, also, they are used as diffusing media and organizers of racist and xenophobic groups from which they stimulate messages of hatred and intolerance.
On the other hand, the opportunities and utilities of information and communication technologies to work against racism and xenophobia are indisputable. ICTs offer spaces to share information, document racist and xenophobic attitudes and acts, increase awareness and commitment of public opinion against these attitudes and actions, and can produce immediate responses disarticulating racist and xenophobic discourses and messages.