Brazilian Virtual Racism Campaign Making It a Public Statement

Brazilian campaign is making a public statement against racist Facebook and Twitter trolls by posting commenters’ hateful words on billboards near their homes for the world to see. The campaign, launched in July, is titled “Virtual racism, real consequences”. The billboards are a direct response a July incident in which a slew of people posted public racist Facebook comments below a photograph of black weather presenter Maria Julia Coutinho. Criola, a non-government organization that defends the rights of black women in Brazil, developed the billboards alongside agency W3haus, according to a press release. »