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Swedenstan: Näthats behind ‘witch-hunt’ arrests of people expressing political opinions

The number of Swedish citizens prosecuted and convicted of writing posts about immigrants on Facebook has increased significantly over the past year. Behind a large part of the reports and prosecutions is an organization called Näthats.

By – Brünnhilde

According to Svenska Dagbladet, the network consists of “lawyers, law students, former police and system developers”.

The network has developed software that allows anonymous members to search, identify and report people who criticize immigrants and refugee policy on social media platforms, such as Facebook.

Project leader Tomas Åberg says he is surprised at what he saw in connection with mass reports.

“We were surprised to see ladies over the age of 65 writing very, very rough things on Facebook,” 

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Until now, reports from the network analyst have so far resulted in 77 prosecutions in connection to political posts about immigrants, according to the newspaper. Free Times have only noted in recent months a large number of cases of Swedes charged with political opinions expressed on their Facebook page.

A 47-year-old man from Boden, for example, was convicted in October of a hatred against the community after calling the Ikea assassin a “negro”.

A woman in Luleå, aged 40, was charged in January for the same crime for her comment: “The last people to work in the world are Somalis”.

In February, a 55-year-old man in Jönköping was convicted of having written a Facebook post stating that Muslims were behind a large proportion of rape attacks in Sweden.

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