#Delete_it – Dutch awareness campaign against online hate: ‘Do you really want me to translate’?

Filmmakers Issa Shaker and Anass Bendrif made a short film, #Delete_it, to create awareness about online hate messages. In the short film a young Muslim woman asks several people in the parc to translate a message she received written in Dutch. The people in the film are reluctant and some say: “Really, delete this. This is horrible.”

The quotes are based upon real comments on social media, but some (like ‘go back to gas chambers’) were to horrible to show and the makers were afraid people would not believe those were real. Another quote ‘You have to leave the country in three days’ was used. Read the report in newspaper Het Parool. You can watch the film (in English) here

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