Online Hate – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:06:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://handfulofhate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Online Hate – Handful Of Hate http://handfulofhate.com/ 32 32 Three people arrested for armed robberies and snatching robberies targeting Asian women | New https://handfulofhate.com/three-people-arrested-for-armed-robberies-and-snatching-robberies-targeting-asian-women-new/ https://handfulofhate.com/three-people-arrested-for-armed-robberies-and-snatching-robberies-targeting-asian-women-new/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:55:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/three-people-arrested-for-armed-robberies-and-snatching-robberies-targeting-asian-women-new/ A year-long multi-jurisdictional investigation involving a group that allegedly targeted victims of Asian descent in assaults in four Bay Area counties has resulted in three arrests, police and prosecutors said Friday. The San Jose Police Department Theft Unit, with assistance from the Department’s Secret Response Unit and Hayward Police Department detectives, concluded the investigation by […]]]>

A year-long multi-jurisdictional investigation involving a group that allegedly targeted victims of Asian descent in assaults in four Bay Area counties has resulted in three arrests, police and prosecutors said Friday.

The San Jose Police Department Theft Unit, with assistance from the Department’s Secret Response Unit and Hayward Police Department detectives, concluded the investigation by initiating the arrests and arrest. possible of the three suspects, who worked together to commit dozens of thefts through Alameda. , the counties of Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara.

Asian women have been frequently targeted, and many of them have been injured in the robberies.

Anthony Michael Robinson, 24, of Stockton; Derje Damond Blanks, 23, of San José; and Cameron Alonzo Moody, 27, of East Palo Alto were arrested and charged in connection with the crimes.

More than 40 robberies and robberies were recorded in the party, which covered the cities of Campbell, Dublin, East Palo Alto, Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Newark, San Jose, San Leandro and San Pablo, according to the bureau. of the district attorney, who indicted the men for the thefts and hate crime improvements.

The madness began in late 2020, and in some cases, defendants have reportedly referred to the victims with ethnic slurs, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. They reportedly followed the women as they walked through parking lots to their vehicles, waited until the victims were in their cars, and smashed a window or opened a door to grab a handbag from the passenger seat.

Robinson and Blanks were located and arrested in San Jose on September 8. During the arrest efforts, Robinson fled in a vehicle, turned on a red light and collided with another vehicle, which injured a 2-year-old girl and her father. Robinson and Blanks were held in the Santa Clara County Jail on more than 70 counts of robbery and appeared in court for arraignment hearings Thursday and Friday. They were also due to be arraigned Monday afternoon, according to court records online.

On Thursday, Moody was located and arrested in Union City by members of the Secret Response Unit. Two loaded firearms were recovered. One of them was a homemade “ghost gun”. Moody has been incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Jail on a multitude of robbery charges and is due in court for arraignment Tuesday afternoon.

“I want to thank everyone in our department, as well as outside agencies who assisted in this long and complex investigation,” said San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata. “Because of their hard work, there are three fewer predators targeting members of our community. We are sensitive to the hate aspect targeting Asian women. I commend District Attorney Jeff Rosen for seeking to improve crimes We have tenacious investigators and a dedicated apprehension team tasked with bringing these suspects to justice. “

Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact Detective Estantino of the San Jose Police Department Flight Unit at 408-277-4166, or Detective Niedenthal of the Hayward Police Department at 510-293- 7167.

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Hate crime charges against LI man in attacks on Hispanic men https://handfulofhate.com/hate-crime-charges-against-li-man-in-attacks-on-hispanic-men/ https://handfulofhate.com/hate-crime-charges-against-li-man-in-attacks-on-hispanic-men/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:47:41 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/hate-crime-charges-against-li-man-in-attacks-on-hispanic-men/ September 20, 2021Updated: Sep 20, 2021 9:44 PM FARMINGVILLE, NY (AP) – A Long Island man was arraigned on Monday for hate crimes after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks. Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men on Friday at […]]]>

FARMINGVILLE, NY (AP) – A Long Island man was arraigned on Monday for hate crimes after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks.

Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men on Friday at sites where day laborers congregate and drove them to different places he picked them up. assaulted. Cella is also accused of picking up another Hispanic man on Saturday who managed to get out of the car.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said the charges against Cella included reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment as hate crimes.


An email requesting comment was sent to his lawyer.

Police accuse Cella of first picking up a 52-year-old man in Farmingville, New York on Friday and taking him to an abandoned construction site where he attacked him.

Authorities said he then went to another location where he picked up a 60-year-old man and took him to a condominium, where they alleged he attacked and strangled him before man cannot escape.

Police said Cella picked up a 47-year-old man on Saturday and tried to take him somewhere, but the man grew suspicious and got out of the car. Authorities said Cella attempted to hit him with the car.

Cella was arrested at his home on Sunday. When he appeared in court, he was released on probation with GPS monitoring and was due to return to court on Friday.

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Pandemic Education at Western Governors University https://handfulofhate.com/pandemic-education-at-western-governors-university/ https://handfulofhate.com/pandemic-education-at-western-governors-university/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:41:39 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/pandemic-education-at-western-governors-university/ Doug Nadvornick of SPR speaks with Tonya Drake and Mark Milliron from Western Governors University in Washington. The pandemic has forced schools to move their education online for security reasons. But there are educational institutions that got connected years ago to be more convenient for their constituents. One is Western Governors University, a nonprofit online […]]]>

The pandemic has forced schools to move their education online for security reasons. But there are educational institutions that got connected years ago to be more convenient for their constituents.

One is Western Governors University, a nonprofit online university that was established by Western governors about 25 years ago to provide a cheaper alternative to traditional higher education.

“We provide online access for people who want to advance their degrees. Maybe they want to become teachers, get into health professions, business, or computer science fields. These are the areas of high demand labor that we primarily serve, ”said Tonya Drake, Chancellor of the WGU Washington branch.

Drake was in Spokane last week for a political summit sponsored by the Association of Washington Business. I asked how the pandemic changed a university that didn’t have to spend time worrying about in-person learning.

Tonya Drake: “We are seeing a lot of students rethinking their careers after the pandemic and what they want to do. The people who might be in Hanford and the engineers who are in transition because they want to be STEM teachers in the area and so we are excited, not only to see the growth of the programs but also the state of our students’ minds on how they can make a difference in their communities as well.

Drake was joined in Spokane by WGU Washington Executive Dean for the College of Education, Mark Milliron.

Mark Milliron: “We really looked at a new program, for example, which we call our para-pro-to-teacher journeys. We secured a grant of approximately $ 5 million from the US Department of Education to leverage federal co-op to work directly with school districts to enable them to help their para-pros, help fund these para-pros, get them involved in educational programs and, they work as teacher assistants, as they work as support people in schools, they can follow the path to becoming a teacher and, like you can imagine, this is a great way to make sure someone from Spokane can stay in Spokane because they can get paid because they are on that path even though they are teaching students and becoming a regular teacher . We are definitely looking at innovation during this time. We are seeing great expansions in cybersecurity. We are seeing big expansions, particularly in behavioral health care. It’s going to happen after the pandemic. “

I asked how the college recruits people for careers that seem to be losing their luster, where there are shortages of workers, in education and health care.

Mark Milliron: “We’re seeing a big increase, for example, right now. We had a 20% increase in our teaching requests in the last quarter alone. Part of that is because we’ve heard from parents who had to help their kids home school last year and are actually rethinking their careers. They say, hey, I really like this teaching thing. I can do this for a living. The idea of ​​doing something that makes sense. I think the same thing happened after September 11. People took a deep breath and they said, I kind of want to do something that’s going to make a difference and if I can find a way to work while I’m learning and I’m on that path I think i am ready to try this. We see the same with nursing and with education. If we can give them a viable path for them to work and learn and go down that path of the sense that they can make a difference, they’re ready to go and do it. I think we are going to have to redouble our efforts because we are going to have real challenges with people who have been exhausted and who have gone through real heartbreaking situations in teaching and nursing during the pandemic. Meaningful occupations are going to have real appeal to many people, especially after the pandemic. “

Tonya Drake: “You know, I heard story after story during the pandemic what our students went through and the online model that applied the skills they learned in their own classroom and became mentors within. their own schools and who tell others about this flexible online model.

Mark Milliron: “I think there is a lot of sloppy amalgamation where people equate online learning with emergency distance learning that people had to do. Many teachers and many schools have done a heroic job of getting online immediately. The challenge is that it was emergency distance learning. It’s totally different from the 25+ years of experience people have in high quality digital learning. It’s a bit like equating an emergency liferaft with a luxury liner. They both float, but they’re very different things. What we’ve tried to do is help people understand that there are people out there who are really good at blended learning online and we want to make sure that we can help them make it happen. ‘experiment with something like Western Governors, if they want to do it. The second thing I would say is that we’re really worried that people are looking at, and I hate to use that technical term, but reactionary traditionalism, where the idea is to get back to normal as quickly as possible. We actually think it’s a particular time, in the world of education, but also maybe in health care, maybe also in law enforcement, maybe in d ‘ other areas. The idea that we can pick up a pace and envision not just a new normal, but maybe a new possible. Let’s see how we can recreate things, take advantage of the new tools at our disposal and do things differently. That’s what our college of education is trying to address, is to be able to catalyze the next generation of education. “

Tonya Drake is the Chancellor of the Washington branch of Western Governors University. Mark Milliron is the Executive Dean of his College of Education.

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Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman on drag racing in Canada and online bullies https://handfulofhate.com/jeffrey-bowyer-chapman-on-drag-racing-in-canada-and-online-bullies/ https://handfulofhate.com/jeffrey-bowyer-chapman-on-drag-racing-in-canada-and-online-bullies/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 21:40:50 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/jeffrey-bowyer-chapman-on-drag-racing-in-canada-and-online-bullies/ Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman may have given up on hosting Canada’s Drag Race, but now the Canadian actor and model is talking about the intense online bullying and behind-the-scenes turmoil, which caused him to step away from the show. Disclaimer: This story contains details about bullying and attempted suicide, and may be distressing for some readers. For […]]]>

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman may have given up on hosting Canada’s Drag Race, but now the Canadian actor and model is talking about the intense online bullying and behind-the-scenes turmoil, which caused him to step away from the show.

Disclaimer: This story contains details about bullying and attempted suicide, and may be distressing for some readers. For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support, call QLife on 1800 184 527 or via chat in line.

In an in-depth interview with Hollywood journalist, Bowyer-Chapman discussed the toxic environment of the production, as well as how the slingshots and arrows directed at him by the show’s fan base affected him emotionally.

A dream job goes wrong

Bowyer-Chapman, 36, joined the jury for the first season, after several appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he had “immediately felt at home”. For the young judge, it was an exciting opportunity. “The drag is magic,” he said THR.

His tenure proved to be short-lived after fans strongly criticized the actor’s sharp criticisms of the contestants, as well as a perceived lack of knowledge about drag. A petition (fails) to have him dismissed as a judge has even circulated on social networks. The criticism quickly became personal and malicious.

A sample of the comments on the Canada’s Drag Race The official Instagram page sheds light on the abuse suffered by Bowyer-Chapman.

“When Jeffrey speaks, it makes me cringe”, “Jeffrey is the worst judge ever”, “Send Jeffrey, I can’t stand it”, “Jeffrey has to go! He’s ruining the series “,”[email protected]”and” Jeffrey is incredibly boring to watch. An actor who does not know how to play.

The backlash led Bowyer-Chapman to delete his Twitter account. RuPaul’s Drag Race United Kingdom Season one contestant Crystal tweeted her outrage. “Therefore the black queer judge on Canada’s Drag Race gets bullied on Twitter. You are going happy?”

Left Line Trolling Bowyer-Chapman Shaken

“The number of times I’ve been called stupid n-er in my inbox from white, gay men was shocking – precisely because we were in the middle of a the awakening of racial justice, ”Bowyer-Chapman said THR.

“I think with me getting all the hate, racism and harassment, and death threats – that brought to light the insanity of it. It really showed a many people how dark and how toxic the Drag race the trolls are over over the past two years and how unacceptable that is.

For Bowyer-Chapman, the hatred was particularly hurtful as much of it came from within the LGBTQ + community. “As homosexuals we unfortunately have used to experiencing hatred, vitriol and homophobia, ”he said. THR. “I guess I had never experienced it in my own community. This was the part that was the most heartbreaking.

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What fans didn’t realize was that his role as judge was in part a product of production, and not necessarily indicative of his own personal feelings.

Bowyer-Chapman said THR that the judges were fed comments through headphones and recorded negative feedback during post-production. “Same if we had nothing negative to say, we had to find something negative, ”he said.

The public reaction was swift and came as a shock to Bowyer-Chapman, who “came into Canada’s Drag Race with a false sense of security because I had built that trust with the producers of the American show, but it was a different group of producers.

Bowyer-Chapman’s experience shocked him. “I remember watch the first episode on the couch with my partner. And when the the credits rolled, just feeling that hollow in my stomach.

He announced his intention not to return for season two in March 2021.

Drag race Support for former students

Canada’s Drag Race Season one contestant Ilona Verley told the Star Observer, “At the time of filming, I grew up to hate JBC. He would have be so kind and gentle during the workroom visits and so hard during the main stage reviews. It was really hard to have a read on him so I gave trying and somehow stopped caring about his opinions (which weren’t even his).

“I’m not going to play the fool. We all knew they had earbuds, but to hear JBC explained to what extent these headphones are used really open my eyes to the understanding of the behind-the-scenes politics that he was experience; that got him out of the way he did to us and ultimately the public in the hands of publishers, ”Verley said.

Crystal tweeted her support saying, “This man needs his name cleared and a many of you owe him an apology.

Drag race The fan base can be cruel

Online bullying has become a common theme for candidates of the Drag race franchise.

Drag Race United Kingdom Sister Sister season 2 competitor, in an essay written by myself for The Guardian, said, “I have been tagged in many shocking tweets. Without going into too much detail, the one from a blank profile described in detail how they would like to see me die and what to do with my body. The toxic fandom has clearly made itself known and my sanity has hit rock bottom… and right now I’m not doing well.

Ilona Verley, told Star Watcher, “Being in the public eye really showed me how words can hurt and cause physical harm to people. After episode 4 I was physically sick in my stomach because of the messages I was receive, which then led to my suicide attempt because I was so fed up with feel that way. I can only imagine what JBC’s inbox looked like and how it really felt. People don’t take a step back and think about how their hate can have advanced effects on persons belonging to minorities who are already struggling with a lot of internalized wrestling, and that has to change.

Bowyer-Chapman is currently one of the stars of Doogie Kamealoha, MD. to Disney + and more recently appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race in season 13.

Canada’s Drag Race season two is scheduled to air on October 15 with the original jJudge Brooke Lynn Hytes, joined by new Judges Brad Goreski, Traci Melchor and Amanda Brugel.

If you feel upset while reading the story, you can contact support services.

For 24 hour crisis assistance and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14

For LGBTQI peer support across Australia, call QLife on 1800 184 527 or online chat.

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Why are we seeing spikes in hate crimes? (And what has to happen to make it stop) • LegalScoops https://handfulofhate.com/why-are-we-seeing-spikes-in-hate-crimes-and-what-has-to-happen-to-make-it-stop-legalscoops/ https://handfulofhate.com/why-are-we-seeing-spikes-in-hate-crimes-and-what-has-to-happen-to-make-it-stop-legalscoops/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:17:31 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/why-are-we-seeing-spikes-in-hate-crimes-and-what-has-to-happen-to-make-it-stop-legalscoops/ Incidents of bias in the United States increased 6% in 2020 from the previous year. Two in three hate crimes are motivated by race, descent or ethnicity. Other motivations include religion, gender, gender identity, disability, and sexual orientation. Hate crimes negatively affect an entire community, leaving people feeling vulnerable. Bias can be reversed if Americans […]]]>
  • Incidents of bias in the United States increased 6% in 2020 from the previous year.
  • Two in three hate crimes are motivated by race, descent or ethnicity.
  • Other motivations include religion, gender, gender identity, disability, and sexual orientation.
  • Hate crimes negatively affect an entire community, leaving people feeling vulnerable.
  • Bias can be reversed if Americans see themselves as citizens of the world and uphold the values ​​of inclusion and rights of expression.

Hate crimes are an unfortunate human trend in times of turmoil, psychologists say. At any stage, we see hate crimes against certain groups of people. According to NPR, the FBI’s hate crimes report for 2020 lists 7,759 criminal incidents and 10,532 related offenses.

According to agencies that report violations to the agency, 62.9% of victims are targeted because of prejudices of race, ethnicity and ancestry. In addition, the number of people victimized for prejudices of sexual orientation was 20.5%, 13.4% due to religious bigotry.

The highest level for over a decade

In a recent report, BBC News showed that these hate crime figures in 2019 are at the highest level in the country since the 7,783 incidents of bias recorded in 2008. More than any other group, these crimes mainly target blacks or black people. African Americans. , although there was a slight decrease from 1,943 to 1,930 incidents. Against 48.5% targeting blacks, 15.7% of anti-white violence targets Hispanics.

Most recently, President Joe Biden addressed the nation on the country’s vaccine goals. At the same time, he also published a special message on anti-Asian racial acts. Sadly, a 75-year-old Asian American, Pak Ho, died of serious head injuries after being punched in Oakland, California. Although the victim is another victim among a growing number of Asians targeted in what many believe to be hatred sparked by the virus, others again attribute this type of attack to simple racism.

Steps to stop prejudices

Positive action is needed to stop hate crimes against all groups of Americans. According to research conducted by psychologists, people tend to want to protect their own during tough times. For example, in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, American Arabs were suddenly targeted.

The former president recently used terms that have weighed Asian Americans with the brunt of unempathetic behavior through the use of words like “Kung Flu” and “China Virus” to describe COVID-19.

This type of prejudice leads some groups to feel devalued, but according to psychologists, the motivation is not only hatred. Instead, they believe that anger, fear, and ignorance are the most common cause of incidents of prejudice.

The American Psychological Association believes that there are several ways to combat the prevalence of hate crimes. In addition to law enforcement and policy making, researchers, clinicians and educators can help reduce the number of incidents and mitigate the effects on victims.

Some of the policies and programs already in place that can help with prevention or intervention include the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. However, this program needs more support in its implementation.

Lack of funding is another problem that needs to be addressed. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the Office of Victims of Crime, and the Community Relations Department are both organizations that can benefit from larger budgets to help reduce incidents and support victims.

Hate crime laws in some states are lacking, while in others they need to be strengthened. In addition, legislation often fails to incorporate all types of hate crimes. The APA indicates race, religion, ethnic / national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability.

Communities and law enforcement campaigns are designed to unite people, and everyone should be aware of the values ​​of inclusion.

In his speech in March 2021, the President said it best: “Too often we have turned against each other. Instead of working together, we have seen vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans. It’s wrong. It’s anti-American. And it must stop.

Jacob maslow

Legal Scoops editor-in-chief Jacob Maslow founded several online newspapers, including the Daily Forex Report and the Conservative Free Press.

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‘They are insurgents’: inside online groups spreading disinformation and hate during federal election campaign https://handfulofhate.com/they-are-insurgents-inside-online-groups-spreading-disinformation-and-hate-during-federal-election-campaign/ https://handfulofhate.com/they-are-insurgents-inside-online-groups-spreading-disinformation-and-hate-during-federal-election-campaign/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:30:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/they-are-insurgents-inside-online-groups-spreading-disinformation-and-hate-during-federal-election-campaign/ An anti-vaccination protester carries a sign ahead of a campaign shutdown by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in Newmarket, Ont., September 5, 2021. Last-minute social media protests disrupted Trudeau’s campaign shutdowns these days last few weeks. CARLOS OSORIO / Reuters It doesn’t take much effort to find Facebook pages denigrating vaccination efforts, lockdowns or Liberal Leader […]]]>

An anti-vaccination protester carries a sign ahead of a campaign shutdown by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in Newmarket, Ont., September 5, 2021. Last-minute social media protests disrupted Trudeau’s campaign shutdowns these days last few weeks.

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It doesn’t take much effort to find Facebook pages denigrating vaccination efforts, lockdowns or Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

In a group of nearly 10,000 members demanding Mr. Trudeau’s resignation, bubbling people are discussing his promise of long-term vaccine passports. One user compares him to Adolf Hitler. Another post a photo of the Liberal leader in the sights of a rifle. A third says they are impatiently awaiting the return of the guillotine. Several responses encourage members to vote for the People’s Party of Canada candidates.

In another group, this one with more than 3,700 members, one user refers to a report detailing how the Liberal leader was bombarded with gravel during a campaign shutdown in London, Ont., Last week. “Should use larger rocks,” someone replies. (Three people “like” this comment.)

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Anti-vaccination and anti-government Facebook groups – as well as posts on platforms like Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Reddit, Telegram and Discord – are breeding grounds for disinformation and inflammatory rhetoric driven by racists and extremists, according to experts who have followed social networks closely. media through the pandemic and the election campaign. “Their most basic and fundamental tenet is undemocratic and authoritarian,” says Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, of people protesting against Mr. Trudeau and participating in these social media groups.

“They want to see their suspected enemies tried and killed,” he said. “They are insurgents.

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In recent weeks, last-minute social media protests have disrupted the Liberal leader’s campaign stops. Some of the rallies forced the liberal campaign to cancel a planned event; many resulted in Mr. Trudeau or his fellow candidates being heckled or booed; others even led to brief moments of violence, including the gravel incident last week.

Mr. Balgord says the anti-Trudeau and anti-containment online communities coordinating these protests are the latest in a long line of conspiratorial and hate media with anti-Muslim, white nationalist and xenophobic roots. Racism, in other words, is at the heart of these groups, he says. Not everyone at a protest or participating in an anti-vaccination community is racist, notes Balgord. But, in the end, “they stand side by side with them, or consume their content.”

The rhetoric and conspiracy theories in some of these groups are “nothing new” – they’ve been brewing for years, Mr. Balgord says. However, the upcoming elections have raised the temperature in these communities, he said.

Researchers studying election misinformation agree that anti-foreclosure and anti-government narratives have grown increasingly frenzied during the campaign. “It’s escalating,” says Aengus Bridgman, director of the Canadian Election Misinformation Project, a partnership between McGill University and the University of Toronto that tracks thousands of communities and users on social platforms.

His team, which has seen a “relentless amount” of misinformation about COVID-19, found that groups were importing false stories about COVID-19 and US electoral fraud into Canada. According to the group’s research, the volume of disinformation has not increased since the election was called – but the campaign has led to a release of pent-up anger and outrage over the lockdowns, ongoing economic fallout from the pandemic and the warrants of vaccines and masks.

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Mr Bridgman says demographics of protesters and social media users are difficult to pin down, but they are “mostly white”. One trend, however, seems evident in many of these communities: many posts contain messages of support for the People’s Party of Canada.

This support has also spilled over into the real world. “[People’s Party of Canada] signs have appeared more and more frequently during these protests, ”said Mr. Bridgman. Recent national polls have put the People’s Party ahead of the Bloc Québécois and the Green Party.

At a rally in Hamilton on Thursday, People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier said he was not against vaccination. “We’re not anti-vax, we’re not anti-mask, we just want to respect everyone,” he said. In a tweet last week, Mr. Bernier publicly disowned the gravel-blasting incident against Mr. Trudeau.

Despite how quickly protesters are able to converge on liberal campaign stops, these protests do not appear to be organized or led by a central body, says Mr Bridgman. Instead, they’re organized organically, through social media.

“This is a loose organization of people,” he continues. “The notion of ‘puppet master’ is unlikely, given that disinformation has been so pervasive and present on social media for so long. It just doesn’t seem likely that there is a single actor behind this.

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Naz Obredor, who runs one of the Facebook groups that posted the locations of Trudeau’s campaign stops in a bid to rally protesters, told The Globe that his page only shared the Liberal leader’s locations and didn’t did not organize demonstrations directly.

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Last Friday, in a message, Obredor told the group that the Liberal leader will soon be in Mississauga, Ontario.

“No stones, okay,” replied one person. Another speculated that the gravel thrown at Mr. Trudeau earlier in the week had been “inside work”. A third suggested he be bombarded with dog feces instead.

Ms Obredor described herself as ‘pro-choice’ rather than anti-vaccine, and said she was medically mask-free – but also said she would not take COVID-19 vaccines, calling them “poison”.

COVID-19 vaccines have been extensively tested, have been approved by Health Canada through a standard authorization process, and have been shown to be extremely effective in preventing severe cases of COVID-19. The federal government monitors adverse reactions to vaccines, which are extremely rare. Ms Obredor said she did not believe in the scientific results.

“I was a stay-at-home mom for many years,” Ms. Obredor said. “Last year I wanted to re-enter the workforce, but I’m exempt from the mask – I won’t put poison in my body, and finding a job I’m qualified for is very difficult. “

Ms Obredor said she had no problem with people making noise at protests, chanting or shouting obscenities, but she was against derogatory and racist language or violence. “We don’t want it to be violent in terms of objects thrown at people,” she said. “Absolutely not.”

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Stephanie Carvin, professor of international affairs at Carleton University, recently co-authored a study on anti-lockdown communities, which she says have become anti-establishment groups in their own right.

Professor Carvin’s study notes that while some of those participating online or attending protests are frustrated by the blockades, “the most vocal and prominent” activists “are often far-right supporters, many of whom are espouse anti-government, racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and other hateful views.

The rise of these groups has led to a situation not seen for generations, she said in an interview. “We haven’t had this problem since the 19th century – the idea of ​​mobs coming to physically attack their opponents. It’s a really scary thing.

The January 6 insurgency in the United States – when a host of Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, anti-containment protesters and racist extremists stormed the Capitol – “accelerated this idea that you don’t solve problems through politics anymore, ”says Professor Carvin.

“They want to redo the system,” continues Professor Carvin. “They don’t believe in the system at all, and being part of it isn’t going to change that.”

Given these sentiments, she predicts that Canada may see a move to discredit election results after they are counted, similar to the “Stop the Steal” movement in the United States, which falsely claimed a massive electoral fraud plot. “It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this is what we see happening,” she said.

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“The D’Amelio show” – Why? – The Daily Rider https://handfulofhate.com/the-damelio-show-why-the-daily-rider/ https://handfulofhate.com/the-damelio-show-why-the-daily-rider/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:41:09 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/the-damelio-show-why-the-daily-rider/ “The D’Amelio Show,” which premiered on September 3 on Hulu, follows the lives of Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, the influential younger siblings who rose to fame on TikTok. The show explores the behind the scenes of girls’ lives and is completely and utterly boring. Full Disclosure – This review is only for the first episode […]]]>

“The D’Amelio Show,” which premiered on September 3 on Hulu, follows the lives of Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, the influential younger siblings who rose to fame on TikTok. The show explores the behind the scenes of girls’ lives and is completely and utterly boring.

Full Disclosure – This review is only for the first episode of the series. The plan was to watch all the episodes, but so little happens in the first episode – and the rest of the episodes according to the recaps – so I decided I wasn’t missing out on skipping the rest of the season.

The show opens with the story of Charli’s rapid rise to fame and explains how she went from a Connecticut teenager who posts dance videos online to someone answering Jennifer Lopez’s calls and amassing over 100 million followers on TikTok. Dixie and Charli show up in their confessionals and admit to being astonished by their level of notoriety.

Time and time again, the sisters point out how they can’t believe they went from obscurity to super influencers practically overnight. It’s a feeling I kept coming back to watching the show. They are nice girls, almost funny at times, but in reality they are just ordinary people, reminiscent of the girls you went to college with. So why did they have a show?

One facet of this show is Charli and Dixie’s different passions – dancing and singing, respectively. Charli is known as TikTok’s most famous dancer, and while there’s no doubt that she is talented, the show does nothing to paint her in a particularly flattering light. An entire segment is devoted to him practicing a spin over and over – and falling every time. Despite the high production value of these scenes, Charli’s 15-second TikToks posts of her dancing on Doja Cat are actually a lot more entertaining. The time spent showing Charli dancing with an instructor could have been better used to lead the audience through Charli’s thought process when creating a dance – explaining how she comes up with dances, showing her moves, and showing off her moves. following the evolution of how she sets off and follows dance trends on the platform.

The show also explores Dixie’s musical career – something that has led Dixie to excessive amounts of hate online. In one scene, Dixie meets a vocal coach and takes a singing lesson. Again, like Charli, she’s not a bad singer, but she’s not extraordinary. On the other hand, her singing teacher shines and actually sings over her at times, making the most of her onscreen time. Thus, these scenes centered on the sisters’ dancing and singing careers highlight the overall problem with this program. The D’Amelio sisters are doing well – even well – but nothing to write home about.

The highlight of the first episode comes at the very end. Dixie breaks down in front of her parents, having been the target of a barrage of hate online. She cries to have been watched and criticized every moment of her life, to be called “musty” or to have her value reduced to “Charlie’s sister”. It’s a heartfelt moment that highlights how young and vulnerable the sisters are, but it also highlights how insane it is that these perfectly normal girls are famous enough to experience this level of hate and then present it. on their own reality TV show.

It’s hard to criticize this show without criticizing Charli and Dixie themselves – the whole show is about them and their lives. The problem is, the two just don’t have great personalities, so they can’t air an entire reality show. Reality TV is meant to be obscene, salacious, and juicy – ironically, an escape from reality – so it makes no sense to give the very average D’Amelio family the same platform that propelled the Kardashians to life. glory. Khloe Kardashian was arrested and went to jail in 30 minutes, while an episode of “The D’Amelio Show” is all about sisters eating at a Hibachi restaurant.

In an age where reality TV will literally throw two naked people on a desert island and force them to survive AND fall in love – see “Naked and Afraid of Love” – ​​”The D’Amelio Show” simply doesn’t offer no real entertainment value.

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New partnership to fight hate in Sarnia-Lambton https://handfulofhate.com/new-partnership-to-fight-hate-in-sarnia-lambton/ https://handfulofhate.com/new-partnership-to-fight-hate-in-sarnia-lambton/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:24:05 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/new-partnership-to-fight-hate-in-sarnia-lambton/ Content of the article A group of organizations are coming together to help victims of hate in Sarnia-Lambton while making the community a more inclusive and welcoming place.The John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton has partnered with the Lambton Kent District School Board, the Sarnia Lambton Local Immigration Partnership and the Sarnia Police to announce […]]]>

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A group of organizations are coming together to help victims of hate in Sarnia-Lambton while making the community a more inclusive and welcoming place.
The John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton has partnered with the Lambton Kent District School Board, the Sarnia Lambton Local Immigration Partnership and the Sarnia Police to announce the creation of the Sarnia Lambton Alliance against Hate (SLAH).

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Not only will the alliance provide many supports and services to victims of hate crimes in Sarnia-Lambton, said project coordinator Lindsey Travis, it will also raise awareness in the community about the prevalence of hate crimes through an education campaign. while also working with community partners to find ways to foster opportunities for the community to come together and support each other.

The alliance has secured $ 103,180 in funding over two years through the province’s Safer and Vital Communities grant.

“We know that hate motivated acts have taken place, not only in the Sarnia-Lambton area, but across Canada,” said Travis. “And so the (provincial) government has recognized that by supporting opportunities to have programs like this one, which support people who are affected by hate motivated acts and provide them with support and services.
“The impact of these acts can be quite significant and can include psychological distress, a feeling of insecurity as well as a feeling of non-acceptance in their own communities,” she continued. “These (partnerships) allow us to reach a wide variety of individuals, to bring education and awareness to the presence of such acts at the local and community level.

There will be plenty of support for the victims, Travis said.

“Everyone who seeks help or is referred to us will benefit from emotional support as well as the opportunity to connect with other community organizations, advocates, local institutions, legal support and organized groups. for further assistance, ”she said. “We also offer an online reporting system, so if a person is a victim of or witnesses an act or makes a complaint on behalf of another person, they can provide information and we can offer follow-up support. afterwards.”

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And the alliance encourages community members to get involved and get involved through a variety of volunteer opportunities.

“We’re also giving the community opportunities to get involved as well – volunteers who will deal directly with those accessing services as well as indirectly with them as well. “

At the end of the two-year period, a review will take place to measure the success of the project, Travis said.

“We also seek to increase the sense of safety and inclusion throughout the community, to foster partnerships and educate the community, as well as to raise the level of comfort of community members to come forward when they are experiencing an act motivated by hatred, ”she said. . “We want to start the conversation and get people talking about it. “

Other partners are eager to find ways to reduce hate crime and help victims in Sarnia-Lambton.

“We are excited to be working with our partners to fight hate and work to make Sarnia Lambton a safe community for all,” said John Howard Sarnia Lambton Society Executive Director Christine LeDrew in a press release. “Hate-motivated acts are meant to divide people, so we need to work together to fight this and make sure those who have been victimized feel connected and supported by their community. “
“I felt excited and honored when I was contacted by the John Howard Society to participate in the Sarnia Lambton Alliance Against Hate,” Sarnia Police Chief Norm Hansen said in a statement. “As law enforcement officers, Sarnia Police will always speak out against hatred in all its forms. As the saying goes, everyone is welcome here ”.

For more information on the Sarnia Lambton Alliance against Hate or to access its online reporting mechanism, visit https://johnhoward.on.ca/sarnia-lambton/services/slah/, email slah @ johnhoward .sarnia.com or call 519-336-1020, ext.010.

SLAH will be hosting a Volunteer Information Session on Thursday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Insignia Hotel in Sarnia (283 Christina St N, Sarnia). For those interested in participating, contact slah@johnhoward.sarnia.com or call 519-336-1020, ext. 010.

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Security tops Presidents’ summit agenda after Capitol riots and Westminster terror attack https://handfulofhate.com/security-tops-presidents-summit-agenda-after-capitol-riots-and-westminster-terror-attack/ https://handfulofhate.com/security-tops-presidents-summit-agenda-after-capitol-riots-and-westminster-terror-attack/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:15:00 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/security-tops-presidents-summit-agenda-after-capitol-riots-and-westminster-terror-attack/ Exclusive: House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle tells the Mirror about his fears for his wife’s safety in a terrorist attack ahead of the gathering of world speakers in his constituency of Chorley Parliament was attacked by a terrorist in 2017 ( Image: PA) Security will be high on the agenda at the G7 […]]]>

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House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle tells the Mirror about his fears for his wife’s safety in a terrorist attack ahead of the gathering of world speakers in his constituency of Chorley

Parliament was attacked by a terrorist in 2017

Security will be high on the agenda at the G7 Presidents’ Summit this weekend as presidents debate how to protect parliaments.

Three of the group’s seven legislatures have recently experienced a tragedy when parliaments are targeted.

In October 2014, a gunman opened fire on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, killing a soldier at a war memorial before rushing into the Parliament Building, where he was shot.

In March 2017, terrorist Khalid Masood slammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing to death unarmed PC Keith Palmer, who guarded the doors of Parliament cars.

Masood was shot dead by an undercover protection officer in New Palace Yard seconds later.








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And in January of this year, supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington DC, trying to derail the confirmation of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

Five people died in the riot.

Sir Lindsay has chosen to make security a top priority for the talks when he welcomes his G7 counterparts to Chorley this weekend, on the theme of “striking the right balance” between “closed parliaments, open parliaments”.








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“We were discussing what theme we might have – and there are a lot of issues we need to discuss – but actually what do we have in common? He told the Mirror.

“We have a common bond to make sure parliaments are open, ensuring that parliaments are safe and secure.

“The fact that we saw the attacks in Ottawa on the Canadian Parliament, the attack on our own Parliament where our own bobby village was stabbed to death on the cobblestones of Parliament – I can say I never want to relive that.

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“What we have to guarantee is that if we don’t have democracy, what do we have? “

Sir Lindsay was presiding over a debate as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons on March 22, 2017, when security staff rushed to warn him of the horror unfolding inside Parliament.

An immediate lockdown was ordered, but in addition to fearing for the safety of MPs, Sir Lindsay also feared for his wife, Cath.

“My wife was to enter Parliament exactly when this was happening,” he recalls.

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“People had been broke before and I knew Cath was going through those doors around this time.”

Fortunately, she was not injured. But the incident led to an overhaul of Westminster’s protective provisions.

In addition to security around high profile venues, Sir Lindsay also highlighted the threat to politicians outside London, citing the 2016 murder of Labor MP Jo Cox in her constituency of West York.

Jo, 41, was shot and stabbed in Batley and Spen by a far-right terrorist.








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Sir Lindsay also cited a far-right terrorist plot to assassinate West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper.

MPs have also been victims of vicious threats, abuse and online trolling.

According to Sir Lindsay, several MPs who withdrew from the December 2019 general election blamed web hatred for their decision to step down.

Others choose not to run for office because they fear being targeted on the Internet.

“Social media is great, but it’s dangerous,” the president said.

“When MPs tell me, ‘I don’t want to stand up, I don’t want to endanger my family’, I know we lose the point.”

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Twitch is suing users who have targeted LGBTQ players with threats of ‘hate raids’ / LGBTQ Nation https://handfulofhate.com/twitch-is-suing-users-who-have-targeted-lgbtq-players-with-threats-of-hate-raids-lgbtq-nation/ https://handfulofhate.com/twitch-is-suing-users-who-have-targeted-lgbtq-players-with-threats-of-hate-raids-lgbtq-nation/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:00:58 +0000 https://handfulofhate.com/twitch-is-suing-users-who-have-targeted-lgbtq-players-with-threats-of-hate-raids-lgbtq-nation/ Twitch, the streaming platform for online gamers, sued two users for allegedly carrying out “hate raids” against people of color and LGBTQ gamers. Both users, CruzzControl and CreatineOverdose, are said to have created bots to leave hundreds of racist and queerphobic spam comments on LGBTQ and POC player chats. Twitch chats are generally open to […]]]>

Twitch, the streaming platform for online gamers, sued two users for allegedly carrying out “hate raids” against people of color and LGBTQ gamers.

Both users, CruzzControl and CreatineOverdose, are said to have created bots to leave hundreds of racist and queerphobic spam comments on LGBTQ and POC player chats. Twitch chats are generally open to anyone who wants to interact with players while they are streaming their game.

Related: Twitch Streamer Raised $ 15,000 For The Transgender Law Center While Playing The Sims 4

The spam comments included “racial slurs, personally identifying information, descriptions of violence against marginalized communities, and links to gore videos,” Buzzfeed News reports. CreatineOverdose’s spam also included claims that they and other Twitch “hate raiders” were members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a national anti-black terrorist organization.

“These attacks obstruct the chat so much that victim streamers cannot engage with their community through the chat for the duration of the attack, and some even choose to avoid streaming altogether until the attack is over. “said the lawsuit. Since many streamers use Twitch to earn money, the abuse effectively causes them to lose income when they stop streaming to avoid further attacks.

Despite banning these two users in the past, the Twitch lawsuit said users are continually creating new accounts and modifying the code on their bots to avoid detection by platform moderators. Twitch’s lawsuit doesn’t even name the users, although the platform says it will update the lawsuit if it finds out their real names. CruzzControl is reportedly a resident of Baarto, the Netherlands and CreatineOverdose is a resident of Vienna.

The company hopes its lawsuit will allow it to learn more about the hateful hackers and their methods so that the platform can work to prevent future raids. However, Twitch has long struggled to prevent hate on its network.

On September 1, black and LGBTQ Twitch streamers boycotted the #ADayOffTwitch site, an event aimed at raising awareness and lobbying for the heinous raids they face from others. Almost 400,000 users avoided the site that day, The Washington Post reported.

The boycott organizers have asked Twitch to sit down on the issue. They also asked the platform for user tools to help stop ongoing raids, limits on the number of user accounts that can be linked to a single email address, and a timeline for taking additional steps to resolve. the problem.

“We may never be able to fix Twitch,” said Omega “Critical Bard” Jones, a queer Black Twitch streamer who has been constantly harassed on the platform. To post, “but we absolutely can have an immediate effect on the culture around us, and that will at least provide people with a little more security.”

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