The internet is currently overflowing with racist and xenophobic comments. We’ve got something against this. A very simple idea.
We present: DONATE THE HATE - the first ever involuntary online charity initiative. The idea behind it: for every misanthropic comment, we make a DONATION OF 1 EURO. To refugee projects run by the ‘Aktion Deutschland Hilft’ campaign and ‘EXIT-Deutschland’, an initiative against right-wing extremism.
Someone posts a hate comment on Facebook.
One of our partners answers with one of our prepared
DONATE THE HATE posts.
The hate comment is counted and involuntarily leads
to a €1 donation.
This way, the haters and the trolls are making a donation against their own cause. A bit of a catch-22 for them, probably. The funds we use to turn hate comments into involuntary donations are being provided by our fantastic partners and supporters. Through this, we set a united example of human dignity and a tolerant Germany.
What is a hate-comment ?
Unfortunately, real Facebook profiles are behind these names. For security reasons, we are only showing an abbreviation of their names.
Are you a media owner who also would like to use this initiative to respond to hate-comments in your own media?Media Support
Are you a company or individual who would like to provide funds with which we can reply to hate comments and turn them into donations for the good cause?
The initiative ‘Aktion Deutschland Hilft’ is a collective of renowned German support organisations. When disasters strike and cause human suffering, we provide emergency help.
This applies to refugees in Germany. On the run from war, persecution and other threats, they are looking to find sanctuary and safety in Germany.
We help them with projects across the country. And with the involuntary donations that are being provided by ‘DONATE THE HATE’.Learn more
‘EXIT-Deutschland’ is an initiative against the right wing scene. We help people to turn their backs on the extreme right and to start a new, safe existence.
Beyond this, we advise people and organisations who have to deal with far-right and other such antisocial activities.
A portion of the donations for ‘DONATE THE HATE’ will go towards our daily work, thus ensuring that ‘EXIT-Deutschland’ can do further work against the extreme right.Learn more
For this, we have prepared banners to download. Although posting the images on your Facebook timeline or making them your profile picture does not generate a donation, you help to raise awareness of the idea and diffuse it further.
In many cases, racist and antisocial comments contravene Facebook’s own usage guidelines. So you should notify Facebook. Some slogans even violate the law. So you should report it as a crime. Use your rights and powers to fight against hatred and xenophobia.
‘EXIT-Deutschland’ helps far-right radicals to exit the scene. And helps people and organisations when it comes to dealing with far-right and antisocial activities.
‘DONATE THE HATE’ is not the first time we’ve turned something ugly into something good. In 2014, we created ‘Germany’s Involuntary Walkathon’ in the town of Wunsiedel. This involved turning a neo-Nazi demonstration into a fundraiser. Step by step, right-wing extremists raised money for their own exit from the scene.