Virtual Racism, Real Consequences – Receiving Lots of Praise

urlA campaign aimed to name and shame racist online trolls in Brazil has got tongues wagging, receiving praise from many online.

The campaign is called “virtual racism, real consequences” and creates billboards displaying racist social media posts and displays them near the troll’s house.

According to the BBC, the project is backed by a civil rights organisation run by Afro-Brazilian women who collect comments from Facebook or Twitter and uses geolocation tools to find out where the people responsible for the posts live. They then buy billboard space nearby and post the comments in huge letters.

However the names and photos of the account holders are pixilated, but the culprits still know.

From NewsCom.Au

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