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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Campaign Puts People's Racist Facebook Comments On Billboards In Their Hometowns

Facebook trolls in Brazil might be doing double-takes after spotting their own inflammatory comments on roadside billboards.

An anti-racism campaign, dubbed "Virtual Racism, Real Consequences" uses geolocation info from racist Facebook posts to find the hometowns of the posters. Then the campaign rents local billboards, reproducing the ugly comments and informing passersby that the people who made those comments are their neighbors.

The group says its campaign isn't designed to shame Facebook trolls -- while the posts and content are reproduced on the billboards, the names of the posters are blurred out, and their avatars are heavily pixelated.

"We wanted to provoke a reflection. Does a comment on the internet cause less damage than a direct offense?" the group asks on its website. "For those who comment, it may be. But for those who suffer it, the prejudice is the same."



Anonymous said...

I am calling huge BS. BS all day.

So they go through the trouble of tracking down these people only to "anonymize" them? Then they spend a few thousand on the billboard. This is funded by some one for a purpose. And that purpose is to create more hate and racial tension. Also why would they not just bypass all of this and write their own racist comments. They don't need any Facebook access and the result would be the same.

Mark my words. This is nothing but propaganda to further stir racial tension.

Anonymous said...

Did I read this right , I didn't know they had racism in Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Where ever there are people there is racism...

Anonymous said...

Imagine how busy the billboard would be here in Salisbury!

Anonymous said...

All depends on what you call racist. Just say that you don't like kenyan chief your a racist. I guess I'm a racist go figure.

Anonymous said...

Racist is defined in the dictionary. It's pretty easy to identify racist things.