Many people define doxing as posting someone’s personal information online. But doxing as a blanket term threatens to ignore the crucial difference between criminal doxing on the one hand, and, on the other hand, lawfully identifying people online, where the purpose may be to protect others, track down extremists or report on a public interest story. This is why ADL and State Senator Adam Morfeld worked together to introduce legislation to outlaw criminal doxing in Nebraska.
One year ago, ADL launched Backspace Hate, an initiative supporting victims and targets of online hate and harassment by raising awareness and passing legislation to better hold perpetrators accountable for their harmful actions online. We’re energized by the progress we’ve made but know there is a lot more to do.
President Trump directs “blatantly racist” tweets at four Democratic Congresswomen of color, telling them to “go back” to where they came from. Argentina marks the solemn 25th anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 and wounded 300. White supremacists in Massachusetts have launched a coordinated fliering campaign, targeting area synagogues with propaganda labeling the Holocaust “fake news.”
Suicide bombers, possibly motivated by ISIS, attack churches and tourist attractions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people; lawmakers in Alabama compare abortion to the Holocaust in proposed legislation; and the leader of a New Mexico militia movement is arrested on gun charges after ‘detaining’ migrants on the Southern border. Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.
At ADL’s Center for Technology and Society we know that video games can be a meaningful force for good in society. Games can be incredible tools in helping to challenge bias and create respectful and inclusive communities. So, in partnership with the biggest game hackathon organization in the world we recently hosted our second annual ADL Game Jam. Over two weekends, in eight sites across the US, 100 participants created 25 games.
Over the past several months many thousands of peaceful counter-protesters have taken to the streets to speak out against the hateful ideology of white supremacists and other bigots.Among those counter-protesters, a small number of antifa, or “anti-fascists,” have encouraged -- and sometimes actively engaged in -- violence.