The country’s consumer watchdog will launch ads on the country’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as part to curb harassment on the social media platforms, the Ministry of Culture and Sports said on Monday.
The ads will be available to all users and users will have the option to opt-in to the service, the ministry said in a statement.
Social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp have been used by many to vent their anger and frustration at the government and society, but they have been unable to curb the spread of hate speech on their platforms.
According to the statement, users can opt-out by contacting the ministry’s social media service on WhatsApp, and the ministry has also provided a list of the most frequently used social media channels to help users find out more about how they can opt out of advertising.
Earlier this year, Greece launched a “Stop the Hate” campaign to combat hate speech online and prevent online abuse.
The government has previously said that its aim was to fight the spread and harassment of people and that the country is not an extremist country.