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There is a whole flood of articles on the subject of on-line anti-refugee hate speech now. Here are two relevant to our earlier discussion:

  • Süddeutsche lists cases when on-line hate-mongers were successfully sued or when they lost their appeal against being fired by their employers.
  • In an op-ed on Spiegel Online, a journalist tells his story with an abusive emailer who used his company email address, who was fired after his complaint (though he got that information half a year later).


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Aug 27th, 2015 at 11:36:53 AM EST
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That's the pressure we need. I've seen a call on Twitter not to waste time with Facebook's "report" button, but to contact the companies whose ads are visible where hate speech appears. That might work even better.

I expect that Facebook will react sooner or later, but only in those countries where pressure is strong, and probably only as long as there is pressure.

by Katrin on Thu Aug 27th, 2015 at 02:31:57 PM EST
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