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.
In an effort to raise awareness of the threat of cyberattacks among Jewish community organizations and synagogues, ADL conducted an online seminar which provided information on the current threat landscape and tips on how to protect computer servers against malicious attacks.
ADL 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.