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Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by Guest on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:07 pm

More than 50,000 abusive and offensive tweets were sent celebrating Labour MP Jo Cox’s murder and lauding her killer, Thomas Mair, as a “hero” or “patriot” in the month following her death, prompting calls for the government to do more to tackle hate speech online.

According to researchers on the social media site, the tweets were sent from at least 25,000 individuals and have been interpreted by hate crime campaigners as a sign of an emboldened extreme rightwing support base.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/26/jo-coxs-was-followed-by-50000-tweets-celebrating-her-death

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Post by Lord Foul on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:23 pm

totally out of order, in every way possible....

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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:35 pm

Dreadful of course, but how do they prosecute 25,000 people for a tweet?

Nick Lowles, chief executive of anti-fascist organisation Hope Not Hate, which backed the report, said: “Mair acted alone but he was inspired by over 30 years of reading Nazi propaganda.

Possibly, but people are constantly reminded of the Nazi regime in Germany. Should books or websites about it be banned?

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:47 pm

Banning stuff just forces it underground where it can foster without challenge.

As for prosecuting these halfwits - no, that is not feasible.

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Post by sassy on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:48 pm

Ziz wrote:More than 50,000 abusive and offensive tweets were sent celebrating Labour MP Jo Cox’s murder and lauding her killer, Thomas Mair, as a “hero” or “patriot” in the month following her death, prompting calls for the government to do more to tackle hate speech online.

According to researchers on the social media site, the tweets were sent from at least 25,000 individuals and have been interpreted by hate crime campaigners as a sign of an emboldened extreme rightwing support base.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/26/jo-coxs-was-followed-by-50000-tweets-celebrating-her-death

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Complete scum.

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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:50 pm

Does it even fit the definition of a hate speech?

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:53 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Does it even fit the definition of a hate speech?

Don't think so - strictly speaking, there is no victim here unless the close family can be legally said to be victims.

It is a shocking indictment of what our country has become, though.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:56 pm

Ziz wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:Does it even fit the definition of a hate speech?

Don't think so - strictly speaking, there is no victim here unless the close family can be legally said to be victims.

It is a shocking indictment of what our country has become, though.

I suppose, technically speaking, they're praising someone, they're not making a hate speech against someone. It is dreadful though.

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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by magica on Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:31 pm

How can anyone celebrate her death or anyone's for that matter. Makes you wonder what drain these morons crawled out from.

Btw, I never heard of her until she was murdered.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:38 pm

Ziz wrote:More than 50,000 abusive and offensive tweets were sent celebrating Labour MP Jo Cox’s murder and lauding her killer, Thomas Mair, as a “hero” or “patriot” in the month following her death, prompting calls for the government to do more to tackle hate speech online.

According to researchers on the social media site, the tweets were sent from at least 25,000 individuals and have been interpreted by hate crime campaigners as a sign of an emboldened extreme rightwing support base.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/26/jo-coxs-was-followed-by-50000-tweets-celebrating-her-death

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Doesn't surprise me. Look at people who wish death on others on something as trivial as a forum.
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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:43 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Ziz wrote:More than 50,000 abusive and offensive tweets were sent celebrating Labour MP Jo Cox’s murder and lauding her killer, Thomas Mair, as a “hero” or “patriot” in the month following her death, prompting calls for the government to do more to tackle hate speech online.

According to researchers on the social media site, the tweets were sent from at least 25,000 individuals and have been interpreted by hate crime campaigners as a sign of an emboldened extreme rightwing support base.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/26/jo-coxs-was-followed-by-50000-tweets-celebrating-her-death

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Doesn't surprise me.   Look at people who wish death on others on something as trivial as a forum.  

You have a point - but the forum shite is in the heat of moment - this was cold hate.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:47 pm

Ziz wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Doesn't surprise me.   Look at people who wish death on others on something as trivial as a forum.  

You have a point - but the forum shite is in the heat of moment - this was cold hate.

Heat of the moment? I don't think so. I also don't think that's any excuse for wishing someone dead. It's the vilest way to try and get at someone. People think they are invisible online, but that's just not so.
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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:50 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Ziz wrote:

You have a point - but the forum shite is in the heat of moment - this was cold hate.

Heat of the moment?  I don't think so.    I also don't think that's any excuse for wishing someone dead.  It's the vilest way to try and get at someone.   People think they are invisible online, but that's just not so.  

Well of course there's not - but as in RL, angry people say things they regret.

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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by nicko on Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:52 pm

How many on here had never heard of her?

I hadn't and neither had any else I know.

Saying that it is a bloody shame that a young mom had her life ended by a moronic scumbag.
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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:56 pm

I hadn't heard of her either - and yet 25,000 celebrated her murder. That's 25,000 too many sick bastards for my taste.

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Post by eddie on Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:59 pm

I don't think I'll ever understand the human race.

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Re: Jo Cox's murder was followed by 50,000 tweets celebrating her death

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:03 pm

eddie wrote:I don't think I'll ever understand the human race.

That's not your job - you are here simply to experience "being". flower

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