“Why do so many people use the internet to harass and threaten people, and stretch the freedom of speech to its limits?” Der norgwegische Filmemacher Kyrre Lien aus Oslo hat Internet-Trolle aus der ganzen Welt besucht und portraitiert. Herausgekommen ist dabei unter anderem die Doku “The Internet Warriors”, die der Guardian zeigt.
We meet a global set of people: some who hate immigrants and threaten to kill them; a refugee fighting Assad from afar; and someone who is very annoyed with Lady Gaga.
The characters read their online comments out loud and offer thoughts on why they wrote them. Do they show any remorse for the hurt they may have caused? Is there any space in their minds for accepting other peoples’ ideas? Without seeking our approval or condemnation, they try and explain in the offline world whether they stand by their strong online views.