The unit will work with community groups, social media organisations, academic hate crime specialists and SADIQ KHAN LONDONcriminal justice partners. The police unit was launched by the Mayor at his inaugural Online Hate Crime Summit. At the summit, representatives from Twitter, Facebook, Crown Prosecution Service, the Met and charities joined victims of online hate at City Hall to discuss how they can work better together to tackle online hate and support those affected by it. A key aim of the Online Hate Crime Hub is to build a stronger evidence base and better understanding of the scope, nature and scale of online hate, in order to tackle it. Once an online hate crime has been reported, it will be automatically referred to the Hub, which will provide referrals to specialist victim support partners and work with the relevant borough officers to carry out a thorough investigation. The Hub has been granted £452,000 by the Home Office Police Innovation Fund, with the remainder of funding coming from the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime and the Met. Mr Khan, the first Muslim to hold the office of Mayor, led the city’s Pride parade last year. The  Mayor also got into a high profile spat with US President Donald Trump. President Trump previously called Mr Khan “ignorant” and “rude” for questioning his immigration policies.