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“Not Many People Were Asking Themselves, What They Are Saying and Why.” An Interview with the Author of Web Intervention ZLOvenija

The interview is the first systematic and in-depth presentation of an online intervention called “ZLOvenija” (“EVILenia”) through the perspective of its creator, who used social media to demonstrate the unacceptable hate toward migrants crossing Slovenian borders. The focus is placed on the three main questions: 1. What were the motives for the creation of such a portal, what formats were used and what was its main goal? 2. What were the reactions of different publics and what practices were dominant among the users (so-called inhabitants) of “ZLOvenija”? 3. What kind of transformations did the portal experience, what were its effects, and what were the main reasons for its removal? “ZLOvenija” emerged at the end of October 2015 as a network of publicly published and carefully selected hate-speech statements from Facebook users, coupled with their names, surnames and visual images. The portal attracted a considerable amount of publicity, but existed only for a short time. One of the reasons for its removal seems to be the assaults and personal attacks on its authors and other sympathisers.


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Issue No. 268 - Hate Speech
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2017 , volume volume 45 , issue issue 268
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