Category Archives: In the media

Branding Facebook: Power and Impact

When updating the Online Hate Prevention Institute’s Facebook page to announce the new report into antisemitism on Facebook,  OHPI were automatically offered the option of making the announcement a promoted post in return for paying Facebook a fee. Given the importance of … Continue reading

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Facebook’s blind spot to Antisemitism

Facebook’s refusal to recognize Holocaust denial as hate speech, and ban it from the social media platform, is today well known. I have monitored this and other manifestations of antisemitism on social media platforms since first exposing the problem of … Continue reading

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Oboler on We Act Radio (USA)

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, Dr Oboler appeared on “Take Action News with David Shuster” on We Act Radio. The show discussed Dr Oboler’s new report into antisemitism on Facebook and the dis-empowerment of people when their reports to Facebook are wrongly rejected … Continue reading

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If you can’t Recognize Hate Speech, the sunlight can’t penetrate

This week the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI), an Australian Charity which I have the privilege of leading as its CEO, released my major new report into Hate Speech on Facebook. OHPI seeks to facilitate a change in online culture so that … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Israel’s left

An article in Haaretz, currently going viral on anti-Israel websites, blogs and social media forums, highlights the urgent need to reclaim some sanity in Israel’s political left. The article refers to the first report of a new Israeli think tank … Continue reading

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The social media is the message

When it comes to Facebook and Twitter few people know just how powerful these forums can be in influencing opinions and affecting change as Dr Andre Oboler, CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute. Here the social-media strategist and online public diplomacy … Continue reading

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Facebook will kill democracy

Proposed changes to Facebook’s terms of service, which are open for comment until 9 AM PST on November 28, 2012, will remove the only democratic safeguard in Facebook’s governance system. The rule being removed can itself be used to stop … Continue reading

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Dr Oboler discusses the use of Social Media to expose racism with SBS News

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

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The Hitler Shield: Mocking the Dead at Facebook

Facebook is sliding into moral decay. I would say slowly, but the pace of detrimental change appears to be increasing. The change between 2008 and today is truly shocking; the more facebook grows, the less regard it appears to have for … Continue reading

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Dr Oboler on Radio Poland

Dr Oboler was interviewed by Radio Poland’s foreign language service while at the Israeli Ambassador to Poland’s residence as a part of a reception for the 11th International Antisemitism Conference. English extract: In Warsaw on Monday an international academic conference … Continue reading

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