Category: News Commentary

  • SBS News announces Dr Oboler’s report & discusses internet trolling

    SBS News announced Dr Andre Oboler’s report into Aboriginal Memes and interviewed Dr Oboler on the phenomenon of ‘trolling’ and ‘griefing’. ‘Trolling laws’ inadequate, lawyer says By SBS News Australia needs to have a ‘very important review of the laws’ when dealing with issues of trolling and cyber bullying, a lawyer has told SBS’s Insight. Lawyer […]

  • Facebook Forced to Pull Hate Page

    By Timna Jacks in The Australian Jewish News Bowing to pressure from the Human Rights Commission, Facebook has agreed to block an antisemitic fan page that calls for the destruction of Israel and brands Jews as fodder for gas chambers and mass murder. “Controversial Humour: Jewish Memes”, which was part fo a string of racist and antisemitic pages […]

  • Charge: Facebook Pages Spew Blood Libels, Attack Jews and Aborigines, Mock Anne Frank

    By Lori Lowenthal Marcus in The Jewish Press Is there anything Facebook has determined to be sufficiently offensive that it will be removed? There is no scientific equation to determine what is hatred, but a Facebook picture of a smiling Anne Frank surrounded by the caption, “What’s that burning?  Oh it’s my family” is an easy […]

  • Investing in the community’s future

    By Timna Jacks in The Australian Jewish News YOUNG Jewish voices from Melbourne and Sydney came together on Sunday for the country’s first Australian Gathering for Young Jewish Leaders, jointly hosted by the Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) and ROI Community, a global network of young Jewish innovators. The day-long conference, attended by community leaders, educators, […]

  • Dr Oboler interviews on SBS World News Australia on Online Hate

    An interview with the Online Hate Prevention Institute’s CEO,  Dr Andre Oboler, has featured on the SBS TV News accross Australia, as well as in an online articles on the SBS website. Dr Oboler’s comments appear in the News bulletin of Friday 17 August. The story focuses on the Aboriginal Memes incident on Facebook. Racism laws […]

  • YouTube Success reported in Argentina

    Dr Oboler’s efforts to clean up YouTube made news in Argentina where the Jewish News Agency shared the story in Spanish. YouTube es “demasiado lento” en tomar acciones contra los videos de odio AJN.- El Consejo Ejecutivo del Judaísmo Australiano le pidió al sitio web que elimine el material de incitación que propaga la negación […]

  • YouTube ‘Too Slow’ Taking Action Against Hate Videos

    By Rachel Hirshfeld in Arutz Sheva The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has called on YouTube to remove hateful material relating to Australian Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben that has been uploaded to the site, The Australian Jewish News (AJN) reported. ECAJ executive director Peter Wertheim told AJN that while three specific videos had been removed, “the same content remains […]

  • YouTube ‘too slow’ on hate videos

    By Peter Kohn in the Australian Jewish News THE Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has contacted YouTube after the online broadcaster allowed posts of material relating to Australian Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben. ECAJ executive director Peter Wertheim told The AJN that after the national roof body complained to YouTube last month, three specific videos […]

  • Assad gets the picture as satire comes to YouTube

    Source: By David E. Miller  / The Media Line,  Assad gets the picture as satire comes to YouTube, Jerusalem Post, September 6 2011 Cartoons emerge as new medium for Syrian protests, show Ahmadinejad, Khamenei instructing Syrian president in terrorism. A cartoon Bashar Assad picks up the phone and dials to his friend Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the […]

  • They claim that cyberterrorism is “a real threat to the world”

    Source: Aseguran que el ciberterrorismo es “una amenaza real para el mundo”, Agencia Judía de Noticias, 1 September 2011 (original in Spanish is below) The Internet transformed the community and the world but has now become a real threat as different terrorist groups make use of the web. In Israel, Andre Oboler, co-president of the […]