Online Hate Activity Rises, Extremists Using Web 2.0 Technologies

Online Hate Activity Rises, Extremists Using Web 2.0 Technologies

By K.C. Jones
InformationWeek Tue May 27, 1:23 PM ET

The Internet has recently experienced the largest increase in online hate activity in 10 years, according to a report released by a Jewish human-rights organization.

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center has been monitoring digital hate for nearly two decades,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center. “As we begin our second decade, we find that as the Internet continues its historic expansion, extremists are keeping pace in the scope in technological sophistication of their efforts. In this election year, the Internet continues to be used to demean and threaten African Americans, Jews, immigrants, gays and virtually every religious denomination.”

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