Comment: Here is an analysis of a popular website, Hommaforum, which has come under police scrutiny especially after the tragic events that hit Norway on July 22. Contrary to Migrant Tales, which is open to a wide range of views, Hommaforum is seen as a closed group where bloggers feed off each other and “easily morph into hermetically-sealed echo chambers of like-minded individuals, leaving no oxygen for debate.”
HS continues: “The development is a dangerous one, since it facilitates and accelerates the formation of cliques and blocs within society and actually weakens the dialogue between people who are of differing opinions.”
Apart from Hommaforum, another popular anti-immigration blog is Scripta run by Perussuomalaiset (PS) party MP Jussi Halla-aho.
By Joonas Laitinen
The shocking mass murder in Norway on July 22nd has prompted a great deal of discussion within Finland about the Internet and about the hate-speech that emanates from some quarters of it.