today, thanks to social networks, it has never been so easy to swing… its keypad in the mare, his neighbor, his mood volcanic of the time. On September 6, Cécile Djunga, weather channel host on RTBF, spoke in a video-like night storm posted on YouTube, the racist insults that have become his daily lot since she first got on the air with the public broadcaster for the belgian, this is about a year. “Yesterday, at work, or the weather, there’s a lady who called to say that I was too black, that you didn’t see anything on the screen “, said the young woman in front of the camera, in a half-sob. Animated by the idea that the shame should switch sides, she decided not to stop there : “We had #balancetonporc, now we are going to have #balancetoncon, okay. We are going to swing to the cons, we are going to sway people who are too closed-minded and hurt others “, proposed by the presenter, in this video manifesto viewed over 2.5 million times.

a Few days later, perhaps frightened by the magnitude of the task, the new emblematic figure of the hunting of the cons would already be more responsive to interviews, preferring to focus on his ” art projects “. Between the fire of straw emotional and the tidal wave of digital, we don’t really know what will be the future of this word-hash a bit of a catch-all, which has already helped to pinpoint the polemicist Eric Zemmour and the king of showmen Marcel Campion. We can, however, see there the sign of an extension of galloping in the field of whistle-blowing. “Before, denouncing assumed in the paper, an envelope, an address, a stamp. Today, with social networks, the cost of the act had literally melted, ” says the sociologist Fabien Jobard, co-author of Citizens and informers : to come forward, may it be civic ? (Editions Otherwise, 2005). In the public digital space, we see that the denunciation of situations (sexism, oppression,…

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