How often do you encounter online hatred during a project? I am reactive. If you go into groups on Facebook, then just open almost any news or political public, and open the comments. People write horrible and obscene things about each other and their relatives. Particularly creepy comments are in groups about relations between Russia and Ukraine. People turn to personalities, and I do not quite understand why this should be done. But I looked for information, and I read that from the point of view of psychology, negative comments in someone’s address are a kind of psychoteropia for poor people who cannot afford a psychotherapist. This is very sad, but what to do. This is how a person works. If he says everything is fine with me, it means that everything is bad in 95 percent of cases, and he just does not want to talk about it. So do my colleagues on the project. But back to the topic. What now threatens the aggressive Trolls for insults on the network?
The German Bundestag on Thursday, June 18, approved a law providing tougher penalties for threats on the Internet. The document was adopted by the votes of deputies from the ruling coalition. Representatives of the right-wing populist "Alternative for Germany" ("AfD") and the left voted against, while the free democrats and the "green" abstained.
The law adopted by the Bundestag "will serve to protect all people who are threatened and insulted by racists and right-wing extremists. We send a clear signal that we will not put up with such tricks and will strongly oppose them," said German Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht. At the same time, she recalled the murder of the head of the administrative district Walter Lübcke, the anti-Semitic terrorist attack in Halle and the racist killings in Hanau.
Responsibilities of social network operators
According to the law, social network operators will be required to inform the Federal Criminal Office (BKA) of threats of murder, incitement to national hatred, acts of violence, child pornography, propaganda, the use of prohibited symbols, preparation of serious crimes and support for criminal and terrorist groups. threats of bodily harm or their approval on the Web will become a criminal offense. From now on, public insults on the Internet can be punished not by just one, but by two years of imprisonment. By obliging social network operators to inform BKA about incidents of incitement to national hatred, threats of murder or rape, we took care to create conditions for the speedy start of investigations. Anyone who incites hatred or threatens will face charges and sentences.
During my project, I had an unpleasant experience with aggression and hatred on the Internet. My friend works in a small town, in a children's organization on her project. With their youth organization there is a dance club. In ballroom dancing, this is a very complex dysceptin. And because the club management could not find Russian-speaking trainers, they invited a couple of world-class experts from Russia. This couple scored groups and engaged, for the first year in the competition they won nothing. But when 2 years passed, and the children began to dance semi-professionally, and began to win major children's championships in Cologne, Dortmund, Hanover. They came every time, and took away all the prizes because they trained a lot of couples. Their German competitors could not fight them, and they didn’t come up with anything better than to harass them on the Internet. Coaches and parents began to leave negative reviews on the Facebook Dance Club page. Saying that specialists from Russia are crooks and it is illegal to train children. All this hatred came out because: the parents could not overcome their ambitions, and accept that their children are not the best dancers. And the coaches that they are losing extra income. Because German coaches are also the judges of these ballroom championships. This is an example of how ambition breeds aggression on the Internet. Think about it, is aggression worth hating instead of self-improvement? I think it's not worth it.