- Twitter Gives Online Hate Speech Its Biggest Platform — Why?
- It’s Actually Illegal To Be Racist On The Internet – Let an online abuse expert explain it for you.
- Right-wing extremists placed on terrorism watch lists over fears they are plotting violent attacks in Australia
- Right-wing extremist terror fears: Authorities concerned groups spurred by online propaganda
- Online abuse: ‘It’s so common it’s almost banal’
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By Lilly Maier in Forward. During the last months, anti-Semitic attacks and trolling has risen to seemingly unprecedented levels on social media sites. The problem’s gotten so bad that the Anti-Defamation League createda task force combating online hate speech. (Their first … Continue reading
By Josh Butler in The Huffington Post. The internet might seem like a lawless frontier, but if you’re racist or abusive online, you can be criminally prosecuted. In fact, there are more restrictions on what you can say online than … Continue reading
Right-wing extremists placed on terrorism watch lists over fears they are plotting violent attacks in Australia
By Martha Azzi in the Daily Mail. Counter-terrorism authorities are monitoring right-wing extremists over fears they will carry out attacks in Australia after finding hateful online comments encouraging violence. Victoria’s terrorism watch list, which include more than 300 people, includes a … Continue reading
By James Dowling in the Herald Sun. AUTHORITIES are concerned right-wing extremists are plotting violence, fearing members of ultra-nationalist groups will be spurred into action by bigoted online propaganda. As visible far-Right political groups become a beacon for those with … Continue reading
By Rachel Olding in The Sydney Morning Herald. Each time Mariam Veiszadeh gets a death threat, she does a cost-benefit analysis. The online abuse is so frequent that the lawyer and anti-Islamophobia advocate wouldn’t get any work done if she reported … Continue reading
By Paul Toohey in The Daily Telegraph (and other papers in the News Corp Australia Network). AT THE Bush Pig Inn, a rustic Aussie-themed drinking hole in bush just out of Bendigo, the inner-circle of the United Patriots Front, the public … Continue reading
By Mike Wendling at BBC News. A social networking CEO is subjected to racist attacks on her own website. A cartoonist’s life is trashed by trolls. Women get rape and death threats. There’s a case to be made that online, … Continue reading
This is an Italian translation of an interview conduct by Dr Manfred Gerstenfeld with Dr Andre Oboler in June 2013. Source: Manfred Gerstenfeld intervista Andre Oboler, I social media contro ebrei e Israele, Informazione Corretta, 26 June 2013 Andre Oboler, … Continue reading
Dr Andre Oboler, discussed the use of social media to exposes racism with SBS News. This discussion takes place in response to a racist incident on bus, which was videoed through the use of a smart phone and later released … Continue reading