Friday, November 16, 2007

Conference on Internet Hate Speech Held in Israel

The Anti-Defamation League sponsored a conference in Israel to discuss the use of the Internet by hate groups to recruit and spread their message.

The discussions concerned the difficulty in controlling this type of website (see United Arab Emirates Police Call for Tougher Cyber Terrorism Laws for a discussion of similar problems with terrorist websites).
"The problem is that each country has its own standard of what constitutes hate," said Marcus, who recounted that during a recent conference in Europe, Russian representatives believed that Seventh-Day Adventists should be qualified as a hate group because of their views on the army and nationalism. "We clearly cannot adopt a universal standard that everyone agrees on."
ADL conference explores 'cyberhate

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