An article spreading harmful generalisations about Salafism in Belgium and the Netherlands has been published by the Belgian news outlet DH.be. The Get the Trolls Out! partner in Belgium, European Network on Religion and Belief, has submitted a complaint to DH.be requesting significant edits to the article.
Trivialisation often goes hand in hand with discrimination, as is the case in an article by the Belgian newspaper Le Soir, in the article “China and its Muslims, a complicated relationship”. Get the Trolls Out! Belgian partner European Network on Religion and Belief sent a letter of complaint to Le Soir, requesting the headline is changed. The phrasing “China and its Muslims” stigmatizes and denigrates the Chinese Muslim population, presenting them as a separate part of the country.
Get the Trolls Out partner Licra and the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) have filed a legal complaint against Yellow Vests activist Etienne Chouard for his antisemitic claims about the gas chambers. Interviewed on the TV show “Cartes sur table” on “Le Media” online channel, Etienne Chouard, a teacher, blogger and well-known Yellow Vests political activist claimed to have no knowledge about the Holocaust and expressed some ambiguous doubts on the existence of the gas chambers.
Get The Trolls Out! partner MDI (Media Diversity Institute) complained to PayPal after British media personality Katie Hopkins released a propaganda movie called “Homelands” in June. The film promotes anti-Muslim and xenophobic ideas, and pits the Jewish and Muslim communities against one another.
Tommy Robinson is a far-right, neo-fascist, white nationalist figure from the UK. As a result of a campaign by activists and British MPs, Robinson was banned from all major social media. In response, Robinson set up tr.news to promote his hateful worldview. Recently, tr.news published a banner to advertise Robinson’s book Enemy of the State, featuring the Amazon logo.