France launches mobile app for fight against racism

11th June 2013, Comments 1 comment

A French anti-racism group on Tuesday launched a smartphone application designed to speed up the removal of racist graffiti.

The app allows users to take photos of offensive tags, geo-locate them and send a message to the local authorities responsible for removing them via the group Licra, the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism.

"You can't fight racism and anti-Semitism in the 21st century as we did in the past," Licra president Alain Jakubowicz said as the app became available for download.

© 2013 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • Katrina Wood posted:

    on 4th January 2014, 21:54:27 - Reply

    Racism is very difficult to fight as is discrimination and harassment no doubt, but one thing that strikes me, is that using Jewish conceptual associations should not be not a vehicle for excuses to make hate speech comments so it can then be thrown into 'anti semetic' territory and I would hope I would not do this myself. I've been the target of hate speech in my opinion a few times in ways I can't prove and it is nothing to do with anti-semitism. I am white, and have a family background that is mainly of anglo-saxon descent, and live in a south pacific country.

    Katrina Wood