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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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21st Century Jewish Leadership, Afterschool Hebrew classes (Year 12s)

While in Ottawa I gave a guest presentation to a group of year 12 students in after school Hebrew classes. We spoke about the conference, internet antisemitism, and their own experiences. The underlying theme was about Jewish leadership and the … 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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The Australian Jewish News gets Andre Oboler’s views on an Australian summit on cyber-racism

Peter Kohn, Taking a Stand Against Web Hate, The Australian Jewish News, 30 April 2010, p 3 Quelling racism and anti-Semitism in the trash-and-treasure environment of the world wide web is looming as a great social challenge. That was clear … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Vatican on Social Media

Through the good offices of the Australian Embassy to the Vatican, and the recommendation of Ambassador Tim Fischer, I met with Mons. Paul Tighe at the Vatican. Counsellor Michael Sullivan from Australia’s Embassy to the Vatican arranged and participated in … Continue reading

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O’Reilly news discuss Dr Oboler’s Facebook and Holocaust Denial Report

Caitlyn Martin, Report: Facebook A Haven For Hate Groups, O’Reilly, September 17, 2009 Just over a year ago I reported on the work of Dr. Andre Oboler for O’Reilly News, who had written a report on how Google Earth was … Continue reading

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Online Hate and Holocaust Denial: From Facebook to YouTube, North Eastern Jewish Centre

This talk to the North Eastern Jewish Centre in Melbourne was my first presentation exclusively focused on Holocaust denial. Opening the eyes of the audience to what was occurring online left many people in shock, including Holocaust survivors. The material … Continue reading

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Antisemitism and Online Hate: How to address the risk to Israel and the Jewish People, Kehilat Nitzan

This public talk was organized by the Kehilat Nitzan, the Conservative Synagogue in Melbourne. The talk discussed traditional online antisemitism, from Jew Watch, Storm Front and the Adelaide Institute to Antisemitism 2.0 in social media. I also presented the growing … 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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The Jerusalem Report cover feature on the “Web of Hatred”, including analysis from Dr Oboler

Ziv Hellman, http :// Web of Hatred, Jerusalem Report, Jun. 18, 2008 (cover feature) How pervasive is hatred on the web – and what can be done to combat it? The Website bills itself as “the Internet’s largest scholarly collection … Continue reading

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