Migration Speeches and Hate Speeches. the Sociological View on Migrants’ Representations between News and Ugcs in Europe
The story of migrations is perhaps one of the most sensitive and divisive narrative of the media landscape; user generated contents take part to the framing processes, even if they could often become a source of discriminatory arguments and of hate speeches.
Exploring and identifying which frames on migrations are arising in the contemporary society, sociology could contribute to understand better how social problems are collective built, opening new perspectives on them.
Through the analysis of readers’ comments on 3 Italian online newspapers (IlGiornale, Repubblica, Il Post) and on 3 European newspapers (Le Monde, The Independent, Frankfurter Allgemeine) we try to understand the shifting boundaries between professionals and prosumers contents and if these frames could favor or discourage discriminatory attitudes and hate speech, rediscovering how a sociological view could give advices to redefine and understand a central social problem that today put our lives at risk of conflict.