Results for - Coming To A Billboard Near You...Your Own Racist Comments For All To See

1,824 voters participated in this survey
In Brazil, a new campaign has come up with a way of curbing racist comments posted on Facebook , by taking these

1. In Brazil, a new campaign has come up with a way of curbing racist comments posted on Facebook , by taking these "anonymous" racist slurs and plastering them on billboards near the offender's home. Are you aware of this campaign?

Yes
24%
445 votes
No
67%
1,224 votes
Undecided
8%
155 votes

2. The campaign, "Virtual racism, real consequences," is using the location tag from Facebook posts to find where the offenders live. The group is then buying billboard space in their neighborhoods, but blurring out the names and photos of the commenters. The project is republishing those comments as a reminder that virtual bullying can have an impact in the real world. Do you see this kind of campaign having an impact on how people think about what they post on social media sites?

I think this is a brilliant idea, and should work quite well
11%
207 votes
I think this will have some impact
28%
502 votes
This will have little or no impact
23%
411 votes
This campaign is a waste of time and effort
19%
355 votes
Good idea, but I feel names and faces should be also published--expose these racists
14%
264 votes
Other (please specify)
5%
85 votes

3. Have you ever posted a racist comment, or a comment that you know is hurtful towards some other group/person, on a social media site?

Yes, all the time
4%
66 votes
Yes, but only once or twice
5%
94 votes
No, I think about what I post
17%
315 votes
No, I do not post things like that ever
49%
886 votes
Do not use social media sites/post on sites
24%
431 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
32 votes
12/10/2015 Technology 1824 37 By: Harriet56

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