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Facebook bans far-right group Britain First for ‘inciting hatred against minorities’ - The Verge
Facebook has been struggling for years now with how to deal with extremist content on its platform, but rarely intervenes in such a direct manner. Still, the ban is more symbolic than it is the beginning of an effective campaign against hate groups. One recent investigation from Wired UK found a whole network of Facebook pages linked to Britain First sharing the same content. At the time of writing these pages are still online.
ee  facebook  hatespeech 
march 2018 by osi_info_program
Book Review: Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet | LSE Media Policy Project
In their new book "Viral Hate", 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. Ana Polo Alonso recommends this read to anyone interested in debates around freedom of expression and extending our laws to the Internet.
HateSpeech  FOE 
july 2013 by osi_info_program
French Council Speaks Out Against Sarkozy's Planned Internet Laws
France’s National Digital Council (CNNum), an advisory committee created by President Nicolas Sarkozy himself, has spoken out against a plan to punish frequent visitors of extremist websites.
hatespeech  thoughtcrime  france  news  legislative_proposals  bh 
april 2012 by osi_info_program
Russia: Is Internet Guilty of Organizing Nationalistic Riots? · Global Voices
"Russian media and blogosphere ponder who is responsible for the nationalists’ riots in Moscow [RUS] in mid-December. Some claim the radical nationalists exploited the anger of the football fans, others look for the guilty among the fans themselves and bloggers suspect [RUS] the Kremlin in initiating the violent events. But the authorities found their own scapegoat – the Internet."
russia  protests  hatespeech 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
DAWN.COM | Pakistan | Hate on the Internet
Pakistan journalist Huma Imtiaz asks why, when the government in Pakistan is so good at blocking some kinds of content, does it not act against extremist jihadi content on the web
pakistan  censorship  hatespeech  news 
october 2010 by osi_info_program
Online presence of hate, terrorist groups up 20%
Report from the Simon Wiesenthal Center about hate speech online.
socialmedia  hatespeech 
march 2010 by osi_info_program
The IPKat - happy to serve the IP communities: Copyright struggle about "Mein Kampf"
This story highlights how the Bavarian State government have used copyright law to prevent the republication of Nazi materials. Now an academic organisation in Germany is seeking to republish Mein Kampf once it falls out of copyright in 2015 - their planned edition will have footnotes that will be designed to inform future generations of readers about the evils of racism. But the Bavarian State government have indicated that they will continue to suppress publication of the work: "...following the expiration of the copyright in 2015, the spreading of National-Socialist ideas in Germany will remain forbidden and punishable under the Criminal Code..."
freespeech  hatespeech  freeexpression  copyright  censorship  Germany 
february 2010 by osi_info_program

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