Together against hatred on the net: demonstrators at a rally in Hamburg in 2018
Anna-Lena von Hodenberg helps those affected by violence on the net with the organization “HateAid”. An interview about death threats, published addresses and missing sentences for perpetrators.
Ms. von Hodenberg, with the organization “HateAid” you help those affected by violence on the internet. In the past year, life has shifted significantly to the digital space due to the Corona crisis, at the same time many people are tense. Does that mean more work for you too?
Editor in the Society department at FAZ.NET
We prepared for an increase at the beginning of the crisis. There is organized hatred online and what I call opportunistic hatred, when people simply disproportionately let out their aggressions. With Corona it was clear: there is a completely charged nation that is moving into the digital space. In fact, little happened in the first few weeks, as if everyone had to sort themselves out first. Two months after the crisis began, things really got going, initially with anti-Asian hatred, later conspiracy narrators stirred up hatred of scientists and politicians. Since then, our case numbers have increased from week to week. Although we have increased our counseling to accommodate those affected, we have been keeping a priority list for four months and have to ask many people to wait a little longer.
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