ADL’s new Cyber-Safety Action Guide is a unique resource allowing Internet users to register concerns without having to face the daunting task of navigating a website’s maze of links. This innovative online asset along with ADL’s other cyber safety resources (PDF) and Abe Foxman and Chris Wolf’s new book Viral Hate are part of ADL’s arsenal for helping to fight hate and incivility online.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called a Facebook group’s use of a photoshopped image of Nazi concentration camp prisoners holding anti-Israel signs “an affront to humanity” and urged Facebook to remove this photo under their community standards prohibiting use of their platform for malicious purposes. ADL further called upon individuals and groups to condemn such use of Holocaust imagery.
The Anti-Defamation League has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Elonis v. United States, a case that involves statements that cross the line between speech protected by the First Amendment and an unlawful “true threat.”
In Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet, Abraham H. Foxman and Christopher Wolf examine the epidemic of Internet hate and provide examples of the real harm online hate does to people and to society. Then they look at the options society has for addressing the problem, showing that the principles of free expression and the dangers of censorship make legal action the least viable option.