Wie /r/The_Donald Teile von Reddit gekapert hat: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart: „Its members spread coded hate speech, openly antagonize other Redditors, and break the site’s most basic rules with impunity while moderators feel the brunt of the abuse, and Reddit leadership fail to adequately address the problem.“
Mely Kiyak über Hatespeech: Der Hass ist nicht neu. Für uns nicht.: „Die Minderheiten unter den Journalisten erkennen die Kontinuitäten, Strukturen und Mechanismen von Diskreditierung und Demokratiefeindlichkeit nämlich schneller. Weil sie ihnen nicht zum ersten Mal begegnet.“
More than 30 years ago, academics started to discredit “truth” as one of the “grand narratives” which clever people could no longer bring themselves to believe in. Instead of “the truth”, which was to be rejected as naïve and/or repressive, a new intellectual orthodoxy permitted only “truths” – always plural, frequently personalised, inevitably relativised.
Under the terms of this outlook, all claims on truth are relative to the particular person making them; there is no position outside our own particulars from which to establish universal truth. This was one of the key tenets of postmodernism, a concept which first caught on in the 1980s after publication of Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition: A Report On Knowledge in 1979. In this respect, for as long as we have been postmodern, we have been setting the scene for a “post-truth” era.