Hate speech flourishes on Norwegian ministers’ Facebook pages – The Local

In the comments on the Facebook pages of two government ministers from the anti-immigration Progress Party, immigrants are called monkeys, Africans are “birthing machines” and there is implied support for “civil war”.Some of the comments have been allowed to stay on the Facebook pages of Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug and Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg for weeks, without the ministers or their staff members deleting them.  “It is clearly hate speech. I am surprised that kind of stuff remains on key politicians’ Facebook pages. It helps to reinforce hatred [and] I think it is horrifying,” Anne Birgitta Nilsen, a professor and the author of the book ‘Hatprat’ (Hate Speech), said.

Source: Hate speech flourishes on Norwegian ministers’ Facebook pages – The Local