The editorial employees at Sweden’s largest Arabic-language information web site say they obtained a flood of hateful feedback following the dying of Swedish Mohammed cartoonist Lars Vilks this week.
Mahmoud Agha, editor-in-chief of the information web site Alkompis, stated that the positioning noticed at the very least a thousand hateful feedback concerning the dying of Mr Vilks earlier than the editorial employees shut down commenting altogether.
“We deleted nearly a thousand comments before we shut down,” Agha instructed newspaper Aftonblade. “It’s really boring. We do not accept offensive comments, we are actively working to delete comments of this type.”
The paper notes that a number of the feedback claimed that the automobile accident that led to Vilk’s dying had been “God’s punisment” whereas others acknowledged they hoped Vilks could be going to Hell.
“Our news reporting is entirely factual, just like in other Swedish media. But we’re constantly learning things and we’ve learned a lot from this. That our mission to strengthen integration is more important than ever. To explain Swedish laws and viewpoints and fundamental freedom of expression,” Agha stated.
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— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 5, 2021
Another Arabic-language on-line newspaper primarily based in Sweden additionally reported seeing tons of of hateful feedback in response to the dying of Vilks.
Kotada Yonus, the founding father of on-line journal Aktarr, instructed broadcaster SVT: “It wasn’t just mean comments like ‘we hate him,’ but it was hatred of groups in general and comments like ‘he should have died a long time ago,’ this is not acceptable.”
Yonus stated he was contemplating buying synthetic intelligence (AI) software program to sort out the difficulty, saying: “We take it very seriously. We have discussed with a company working with AI to see how we can train the technology to filter comments or notify when we need to review or delete comments.”
In the hours after the announcement of the dying of Vilks, Islamists on social media started commenting on the dying of the Mohammed cartoonist, with many celebrating with the hashtag #larsvilksgotohell.
Since publishing his cartoon of Mohammed in 2007, Vilks had been the topic of many threats in opposition to his life and was topic to a $150,000 bounty by an affiliate of the novel Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda.
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— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 10, 2021
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