Friday, 26 July 2019 10:35

Islamophobia: Germany and Its Pigs

  Right wing populists and extremists alike have been dreaming gathering evidence of the “downfall” of the “West” for years. When combined with a populist spin on everyday topics such as children, food and religion, they can spin accolades into the downfall of western civilization on Twitter for days. The most recent example is the #PorkDebate, which has sent German speaking Social Media users into a frenzy. What is behind this debate, and is there any logic to it? 25th of July 2019By: Simone RafaelTranslation: Fabian SchroersThis article was originally published in german on the Belltower website.    Is the pig part of German culture? Apparently, a lot of people think so – but only when served on a plate.…
Recently there has been more talk about ‘geoblocking’ on social media platforms, and the implications of it. But what exactly is it? And how effective is it in practice? 
In the wake of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, it has become clear that AI tools are not picking up on far right extremist messages in the same way they flag and remove hateful content from groups like the Islamic State.
The Hungarian national news agency (MTI) carried an alarming news item on 28 March: ’40,000 migrants are about to set off from Turkey and Greece towards Central Europe, to be joined along the way by many more’.  The agency reported that they were gathering then and were setting off on 5 April.
On 15 March 2019, right-wing extremist terrorists killed 50 people and seriously injured another 48 in New Zealand. 
We recently spoke to Richard Wilson, the Director and co-founder of Stop Funding Hate, to find out more about their work.
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