The Norwegian government is launching several measures against anti-Semitism and hostile attitudes in the population. Among other things, the Internet and social media will be followed more closely.
“In some environments, we see that more people express themselves more hatefully than before. Therefore, we propose to monitor anti-Semitism on the Internet and social media.
“This will give us important knowledge to assess the extent of these attitudes,” Minister for Digitalisation Linda Hofstad Helleland, who is also the Minister responsible for minorities, noted.
The background is that Jews in Norway still experience hostile attitudes, both in everyday life and on the Internet.
She believes training in critical thinking and source criticism is important in a time when conspiracy theories are spreading.
Among other things, more will be invested in schools when it comes to providing the necessary information and school trips.
Additionally, attitude surveys shall be conducted every five years, as well as research.
The government will also continue to support the Mosaic Faith Society’s information initiatives, the Jewish museums, and the cultural festival in Trondheim.
The twelve-point action plan is a follow-up of the government’s previous action plan and will run until 2023.
Wednesday marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is always on January 27, to commemorate the six million Jews and other victims of Nazi extermination.
A total of 773 Norwegian Jews were deported from Norway during wartime. Only 35 of them survived.
The Center for Holocaust Studies and Religious Minorities (HL Center) is in charge of organizing the marking that Prime Minister Erna Solberg will also attend.
Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews
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