Journalist Ingrid Brodnig of Austria’s Profil recently told the International Press Institute (IPI) that right-wing politicians in her country have turned to the online sphere to try to control the political narrative following claims of disparagement by the so-called “Lügenpresse” (“lying press”). Brodnig, who authored the book “Hass im Netz” (“Online Hate”), said that the politicians use social media platforms, primarily Facebook, to single out critical journalists, igniting a vitriolic reaction from supporters.

This interview is part of IPI’s ongoing series “Voices Against Online Harassment”, which aims to shed light on the toll online abuse takes on journalists.

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