Sweden’s Twitter Account Subjected to Sexist Abuse

Since 2011, randomly chosen Swedes have taken turns managing Sweden’s official twitter account, with a different curator taking charge every week. The project is a joint initiative of the Swedish Institute and VisitSweden, which was launched with the intention of creating confidence in Sweden abroad.

In recent months, however, @Sweden, which has over 102,000 followers, has reportedly come under attack from web trolls who assault the curators with racist and sexist abuse.

  • Millie_Woods

    Twitter’s in the shitter and so is Sweden.

  • Millie_Woods

    Speaking of sexist abuse, I hope Trump bitch slaps the diseased skank in tonight’s debate.

  • DMB

    Sweden’s twitter account sounds like it is getting treated like any ordinary indigenous Swedish person like a piece of crap.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Considering one of the “victims” of “sexist and racist abuse” is a Swedish woman of Asian descent who is currently living abroad in Hong Kong and claims it her life’s mission to “overthrow the patriarchy” in big, bad, racist old Sweden, it’s not surprising she’s getting some feedback that is less than positive. If she expected every comment to be warm and supportive, someone forgot to tell her that’s not how the social media game is played.