Tag: Antisemitism 2.0

  • Twitter Gives Online Hate Speech Its Biggest Platform — Why?

    By Lilly Maier in Forward.  During the last months, anti-Semitic attacks and trolling has risen to seemingly unprecedented levels on social media sites. The problem’s gotten so bad that the Anti-Defamation League createda task force combating online hate speech. (Their first report will be released this Wednesday.) Of course the biggest problem is those who are […]

  • 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 “Antisemitism 2.0” five years ago. Last week, however, I released a major new reportrevealing additional blind […]

  • 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 because Facebook has trouble recognizing certain types of antisemitism. The show can be heard here.

  • 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 hate in all its forms becomes as socially unacceptable online as it is in “real […]

  • Recognizing Hate Speech: Antisemitism on Facebook

    My report for the Online Hate Prevention Institute into antisemitism on Facebook was released to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st 2013. The report tracks the response to a number of antisemitic items on Facebook. Some of the items were included in a previous report in 2012 into Aboriginal Memes […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Anti-Semitism 2.0

    Source: Mara D’Angeli, Anti-Semitism 2.0, Il Nord, 28 January 2011 Never underestimate the Internet. We soon hear of the importance and potential of this medium, but the risks of the medium are too often unknown or unexplored. The Internet changes so fast that somethings will inevitably get out of hand.  Holcoaust Memorial Day uses formal […]

  • Andre Oboler’s CIE to Deconstruct the web of hate – if funding can be found

    Adam Kamien, Deconstructing a web of hate, Australian Jewish News, 7 January, 2011. Pg 4. A NEW website aimed at mobilising world Jewry, governments and community organisations against the proliferation of online anti-Semitism will be launched on January 24. The Community Internet Engagement (CIE) site is the brainchild of social media expert Andre Oboler, who […]

  • 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 the communication they facilitate, yet take little responsibility over the content. A new approach is […]