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A legal model for government intervention to combat online hate

Published as: Andre Oboler, A legal model for government intervention to combat online hate, Internet Law Bulletin 14(2), May 2011 Racial hate propaganda is unlawful in Australia, and this extends to non-private online communications. This may create liabilities for technology … Continue reading

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The ICCA tackles online hate

Published as: Andre Oboler, The ICCA tackles online hate (2011), 13(9&10) Internet Law Bulletin Dr Andre Oboler ZIONIST FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA In November 2010, the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) held its second conference; parliamentarians and experts from over … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Time to Regulate Internet Hate with a New Approach?, Internet Law Bulletin

INTRODUCTION The rise of social media over the last seven years[i] has revolutionised communication. Applications like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and MySpace, have given the online public a means of mass communication. Behind these platforms are large corporations[ii] who profit from … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Gerald Steinberg, Rephael Stern, The Framing of Political NGOs in Wikipedia through Criticism Elimination, Journal of Information Technology & Politics

Abstract This article introduces criticism elimination, a type of information removal leading to a framing effect that impairs Wikipedia’s delivery of a neutral point of view (NPOV) and ultimately facilitates a new form of gatekeeping with political science and information … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Facebook, Holocaust Denial, and Anti-Semitism 2.0, JCPA

In May 2009, Facebook went into damage control in response to the media interest in Holocaust-denial groups it hosted. This occurred six months after Facebook was notified that such groups not only breached its Terms of Service but were illegal … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, The Rise and Fall of a Facebook Hate Group, Covenant: Global Jewish Magazine

This was published as an updated version of the popular First Monday article by the same name. Abstract: One Facebook group has repeatedly caught the media’s attention. The group was called “Israel” is not a country! … Delist it from … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, The rise and fall of a Facebook hate group, First Monday 13(11 )

One Facebook group has repeatedly caught the media’s attention. The group was called ‘”Israel” is not a country! … Delist it from Facebook as a country!”‘ Despite the opinions of experts who highlighted the racist nature of the group, Facebook … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Online Antisemitism 2.0. “Social Antisemitism on the Social Web”, JCPA Post-Holocaust and Antisemitism Series

Around 2004, changes in technology created Web 2.0.[1] As technology adapted, so did online antisemitism. With the new “social web” came a new “social antisemitism.” This Antisemitism 2.0 is the use of online social networking and content collaboration to share … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Software Engineering for the Research Environment (SERE): a process of improving Process Improvement Processes in academic research, PhD Thesis

Abstract This thesis presents a new process based approach to software engineering designed to meet the needs of academic computer science researchers. The core objective was to examine whether software engineering approaches could be adapted for the research environment so … Continue reading

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