Extremist speech online and in the Finnish news media (Prime Minister’s Office, Helsinki)

“The study demonstrates that speech that approves of the use of violence and dehumanizes others can be found on public, Finnish-language online platforms. It is most prevalent in far-right and anti-immigration online discussions yet also features in far-left discussions, albeit to a lesser degree. Online speech that pertains to the incel and school shooting subcultures is similarly an intermittent occurrence in the material studied. Finnish-language jihadist speech has, on the other hand, been increasingly rare on public online platforms after measures targeting such material were tightened.”


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