racism and social media

DIGITAL HATE: REPORT SHOWS BIGOTS' INFLUENCE ON INTERNET

21/3/2011- Bigots have ramped up sharply on Facebook, YouTube and other social media, with very anti-social aims -- including racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and Islamophobia -- according to a new report on the topic. "They come for all the reasons everyone else does," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said during a recent visit to South Florida. "For bigots, it's a way to reach the mainstream with its message." Cooper was sharing the results of "Digital Hate," an annual report issued by the Los Angeles-based center.

Facebook needs more extensive and responsive compliance mechanism to exclude repeat offenders

B'nai Brith Canada has called on Facebook to investigate users who utilize the social networking site to disseminate hate and call for violence. This call comes after Facebook finally removed pages calling for violence against the Jewish State, only to have related pages reappear on the social networking site within hours.