Only on Twitter, between 2021 and 2022, some 231.000 tweets with a transphobic nature were counted
El Ministry of Interior will intensify the monitoring carried out by the telematic crime brigades to monitor the hate speech that is launched on social networks against the collective LGTBIQ +, as announced this Wednesday Fernando Grande-Marlaska to Trans Platform Federation in a meeting.
"The minister is going to give a notice so that the monitoring carried out by the Police's telematic crime brigades increases and there is more surveillance on Twitter"has announced Mar Cambrollé, president of the platform, who has conveyed to the minister her concern about the spread of hate speech and the increase in attacks against people in the group.
Interior wants to end the open bar
Only in Twitter between 2021 and 2022 some 231.000 tweets with personality transofobo, although Cambrollé ensures that the figure has shot above 20% in 2023. “We are sending the message that there is an open bar to attack trans people, there is a free hunting ground. Twitter You have to understand that hate cannot be sold in Spain”, has declared Cambrollé.
"On Twitter you cannot say that a trans woman is a guy, that she is a possible rapist or a pedophile, you cannot mock, humiliate and harass trans people, that is not freedom of expression", has criticized Cambrollé, who considers that these messages “they leave the paid field” for the hatred towards the collective LGTBIQ +.
Two out of ten acts of hate are reported
La State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans, Bisexuals and Intersex (FELGTBI+) has asked Marlaska a "in-depth methodological review of the protocols" so that "collect hate crimes in a more reliable way, as well as training in diversity of police forces and the creation of special units to deal with incidents related to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity”.
The president of FELGTBI+, Uge Sangil, has stated that “Today only two out of every ten acts of hate are reported because fear has been inserted within the collective and people LGTBIQ + they fear they will not be treated correctly if they go to the police station”.