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Online Hate Prevention Institute
October 22, 2020, 9:00 am
Tackling denial will be a challenge for Facebook
'Changing the policy is only the first step, implementing it will be the real test'.
Dr Andre Oboler
October 15, 2020, 12:00 am
Holocaust deniers denied a platform
Facebook announced that it will now ban any posts that deny or distort the Holocaust, a landmark change from its previous policy.
October 8, 2020, 12:00 am
Oboler appointed as inquiry adviser
Victorian Education Minister James Merlino commissioned an independent inquiry after a number of Jewish students came forward with claims of antisemitic abuse levelled against them
August 13, 2020, 12:00 am
Push against antisemitism on Facebook
This week, more than 120 organisations signed an open letter calling on Facebook to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism.
August 11, 2020, 6:34 pm
Facebook needs the IHRA definition
'What Facebook needs is a specific policy on antisemitism that captures all the ways it manifests. Ideally one supported by international experts, governments, and civil society'.
Dr Andre Oboler
July 16, 2020, 12:00 am
Facebook ‘failing miserably’ on hate speech
Calling on Facebook to improve its handling of racist and violent content, hundreds of companies have suspended their Facebook advertising for one month as part of a new campaign.
July 26, 2018, 12:00 am
Facebook is stuck in denial
If Facebook doesn’t revise its outdated policy on Holocaust denial, regulators will inevitably change it for them. That will leave Facebook and the Zuckerbergs not just stuck in the past, but on the wrong side of history.
February 17, 2017, 12:00 am
Nazi posters in Melbourne
Anti-Semitic and racist posters have been stuck on walls in Melbourne this week by a group claiming to be “Australia’s only National Socialist Youth organisation”.
May 22, 2015, 12:00 am
Leading the fight against hate
April 14, 2015, 12:00 am
Hackers target Bnei Akiva
April 8, 2015, 12:00 am
December 15, 2014, 12:00 am
New tool to fight online hate
May 16, 2014, 12:00 am
18C helped beat Facebook hate page
COMMUNITY leaders say section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) helped them to persuade Facebook this week to close down a page run by the Australian branch of the far-right Greek political party Golden Dawn.