In this second edition of 404 Magazine, we take you beyond hatred. After the first edition, which focused on “a second chance”, we would like to educate our readers and encourage them to play an active role in preventing certain behaviours that endanger living together.
What are the avenues for individual and collective measures which can prevent provoking hatred?
What are the repercussions of demystifying hatred?
How does one overcome hatred?
Among other things, these essential questions are reviewed in this issue. An interview form is used which highlights inspiring people and high-profile specialists. We have been living in a pandemic for over a year now. In Quebec or elsewhere, health measures have changed the dynamics of social interactions, but they have also encouraged disinformation online, on social networks or in various discussion forums. Some digital platforms, such as discussion forums have turned into vessels of hatred. However, the devastating effects of such hate speech are numerous. On the one hand, they undermine the well-being and the feeling of security of the people who are victims of them. On the other hand, these speeches resonate with individuals likely to become radicalized in times of crisis.
In order to resist hatred and avoid sinking into a radicalization process, a “reconnection” to oneself and to others is even more necessary than ever. Whether expressed face-to-face or online, hatred cannot be ignored. Today it represents a critical issue. To counter this scourge which threatens peace and social cohesion, it is time to mobilize and collaborate so that our real and virtual spaces are safer. The 404 Magazine team is proud to present their brand-new feature which will address hatred using reconnection.