Due to the worrying amount of threats and hate-speech that has cropped-up online, particularly in the last 48 hours, Gazeta Wrocławska have decided to better moderate their comments section.
Of all the comments sections of the local papers, it is Gazeta Wrocławska’s that has regularly seen the most vile, hateful, racist and threatening comments. Many of the paper’s readers have been calling for the comments to better moderated, and now it seems their requests are going to be met.
We do not tolerate threats, slander or incitement to violence. We cannot agree to vulgar hate. Please – help us fight this. Report to us comments that violate basic principles, thanks to you we will be able to remove them sooner.
The newspaper decided to take action after seeing two comments that they deemed worthy of police attention. Both the aforementioned comments were effectively death threats, one of which was directed at Wrocław President Jacek Sutryk.
Should Gazeta Wrocławska see any similar comments in the future, they promise they will contact the police again.
The news comes a day after police arrested a man who threatened the Presidents of Wrocław and Pozńan on social media. This morning police offers also arrested another man who made a similar threat towards the President of Olsztyn.
A number of sickening posts either joking about or condoning Sunday’s murder of Paweł Adamowicz have also appeared online on various nationalist-minded pages. In the screenshot below, taken from the page run by Poland’s Independence March organisers, one of the page’s followers calls the attacker a “national hero”, while another writes “Death to our enemies”.
Naturally some of the people who were making the vile comments on Gazeta Wrocławska pages have not been amused by the new rules. This is most visible in the comments section of the article about Gazeta Wrocławska’s changes, where the paper has been criticised for being “German” and for allegedly being ready to “delete everything that isn’t compatible with leftist ideology”.
Wrocław Uncut has also had to deal with the issue of vile, threatening and racist comments in the past. Unfortunately that is why our comments section is currently inactive. You can nonetheless share your views on our content via our social media pages.