Posts Tagged: facebook

Facebook Imran Adan: Whiten your skin, it will help you find work in Finland

Migrant Tales insight: There is no racism in Finland, right? A black person gets stopped in Tampere by a white 50-year-old who thinks he has so much privilege that he can insult a black man, Imran Adan, in a racist way. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: You first have to break society to remold it into your vision

Migrant Tales insight: This quote by Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, gives us a glimpse of how the alt-right uses social media platforms like Facebook to manipulate voters. If I had to choose a part that is in the same league as Steve Banon and the hard right, without question it would be the Perussuomalaiset* and its leader Jussi Halla-aho. They have aimed to polarize and break Finnish society to remold it into their deranged vision.  

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Facebook Reija Härkönen: Finnish police fetch and aim to deport an eight-month-old baby and parents

Migrant Tales insight: Reija Härkönen is well-known anti-racism activist in Finland who has her heart in the right place. I agree with her: What is happening in Finland today is shameful and reveals more cowardice than good judgment. 

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How a story in Migrant Tales was incorrectly judged as “hate speech”

A news story I published Saturday about two black and one foreign woman who were insulted and threatened in a racist manner got taken down in the Rasmus forum. It was the first time ever that this has happened to me in Facebook.  Facebook only gave me a note stating that the story didn’t abide

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Shamsul Alam is one of the new brave faces of Finland that nobody can make go away

Racism and hate speech are social ills that have spread like wildfire in Finland. Racists in Finland come from the same place than other racists in other countries. It is unacceptable that in a country like Finland, which prides itself as a modern Nordic welfare state, that racism and hate speech can see another day with near-impunity.

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If we are against racism, bigotry and homophobia why do we continue to be Facebook friends?

Some may rightly ask why it took over a year to charge former PS substitute councilman Olli Sademies for stating that African men should be sterilized, Here’s another question: Why are there so few light-slap-on-the-hand sentences for hate speech in Finland? In 2009-14 there were only 27 people who were sentenced for ethnic agitation, according to MTV, which cites Statistics Finland.

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Facebook: An essay on immigration and multiculturaism

  I don’t know Dexter personally but I like what he wrote about Saturday’s demonstrations for and against asylum seekers.  We are just as worried as you, Dexter, about the atmosphere in Finland.

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Unfriend those Facebook friends that are openly racist, homophobic and sexist

There’s one matter that continues to baffle me about Finnish politics: How xenophobic and Islamophobic politicians are Facebook “friends” with people who claim to champion cultural diversity and anti-racism. If we look at the US Civil Rights Movement (1955-68), there’s one important lesson: Don’t flirt with those that want to keep in in the chains of bigotry.

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