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.
Groundbreaking new initiative establishes guideposts for the Internet community to help prevent the spread of online hate speech.
ADL reacted to the decision by a French court ordering Twitter to unmask individuals who had posted virulently anti-Semitic and racist messages on the social networking site.
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.