The Network of Hate

Today the internet in general and social networks in particular have become important spaces for free expression. However the drawback of this can be a space without limits. It is on social media that some of the most racist, sexist and homophobic comments are made, often under the cloak of anonymity.

Journalist Rokhaya Diallo investigates this problem through her personal story which included explicit threats of sexual violence towards her. She pressed charges against those who made the threats on Twitter and we follow the case to see her eventual victory in the French courts.

Who are the people behind these nasty comments? What impact do they have on the victims? And in a wider sense why is there so much hate on the internet? And how can we begin to solve solve this growing problem?


  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: 416 Production & L’Idée
  • Director: Rokhaya Diallo & Mélanie Gallard
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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