Tag: OHPI

  • 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 expert shares his thoughts on the current and future shape of the technological world. What was […]

  • 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 […]

  • Aboriginal Memes

    Blow is a press release from the Online Hate Prevention Institute and a link to the report Dr Oboler wrote on Aboriginal Memes and Online Hate. The report fully documents the Aboriginal Memes incident, listing each new page that was created. It also discusses the role MemeGenerator played in the spread of this hate. A […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 potential danger in my first Jerusalem Post op-ed back in 2008. Sincethen various incidents have arisen, and when Facebook went public I dared to hope this […]

  • 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, […]

  • Andre Oboler on SBS News

    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. A written […]

  • 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 […]