Category Archives: My Op-Eds

#OpIsrael Backfires

To the Anti-Israel Hackers, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Last week ago I wrote about #OpIsrael the “planned new cyber attack against Israel”. My article ended by noting that “there will be plenty of Israeli geeks looking forward to the challenge … Continue reading

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Hackers will target Israel again on April 7

The first news of an planned new cyber attack against Israel , scheduled for April 7 2013, was announced back on March the 11th, almost a full month before the scheduled attack. The attack is a face saving effort to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Ahmadinejad and Assange: why Julian Assange should be Ecuador’s next UN Ambassador

President Ahmadinejad is making himself at home in the United States as he attends the United Nations General Assembly’s opening session and relate events. He enjoys the protection of the United States, and his plane is parked at Andrews Air Force … Continue reading

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Facebook sanctions antisemitic content

The social media platform Facebook is in now eight and a half years old. For over half that time I have been researching and writing about Facebook’s potential to spread antisemitism and other forms of hate. I warned of the … Continue reading

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