Monday, May 19, 2008

Hate Speech on the Internet

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has published a speech by Christopher Wolf, Chair, ADL Internet Task Force and Chair, International Network Against Cyber-Hate (INACH) to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. The speech discusses the use of the Internet to facilitate hate speech:
"The Internet allows haters to communicate, collaborate and plot in ways simply not possible in the off-line world. The Internet inspires and facilitates real-world violence.And the misuse of the Internet to propagate hate victimizes those vulnerable to hurtful words and images, especially minorities, and it serves to mislead and even recruit young people to become the next generation of hate-mongers."

Hate in the Information Age

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