Anti-Semitism Largest Category of Discrimination on the Dutch Internet
The 2013 annual report of the monitoring point for discrimination on the internet (MDI) mentions that once again, the largest category of discrimination on the Dutch internet concerns anti-Semitism, with 250 mentions out of a total of 924. This is the more remarkable in view of the small size of the Dutch Jewish community. The second largest category of discrimination concerns Muslims, with 222 mentions. The third largest concerns people of black origin.
This is a major increase which can be explained due to the debate on Black Pete. The continuous increase of discrimination on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube as well as mainstream websites is also remarkable. The MDI says that this trend of “normalization of discrimination” is increasing in recent years and is expected to increase even further. BNFTN