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June 9, 2016 Off

LA Times Editorial Board Criticizes EU Hate Speech Code of Conduct for Online Platforms

In response to a Code of Con­duct adopted at the request of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion by online com­pa­nies Face­book, Twit­ter, YouTube and Microsoft, the Los Ange­les Times Edi­to­r­ial Board called the Code “a well-meaning but heavy-handed move against jihadist pro­pa­ganda.”  The Edi­to­r­ial explained:

The code of con­duct was pre­sented as a set of vol­un­tary com­mit­ments closely track­ing what the four com­pa­nies say they’ve been doing on their own ini­tia­tives. But it’s not as if they could have blithely refused to coop­er­ate. Under Euro­pean law, cer­tain types of hate speech are ille­gal and must be removed on request. The com­mis­sion also is a highly active reg­u­la­tor  — much more so than U.S. author­i­ties are — hav­ing launched antitrust, tax and pri­vacy enforce­ment actions against some or all of the four com­pa­nies. In other words, they would have ignored the com­mis­sion at their peril.

The LA Times Edi­to­r­ial Board item­ized its con­cerns this way:

  • “The Commission’s move could lead the com­pa­nies to cen­sor legal speech as well. Rather than leav­ing com­pa­nies to set their own terms of use, the code of con­duct man­dates that such rules “pro­hibit the pro­mo­tion of incite­ment to vio­lence and hate­ful con­duct,” which is a vaguer and broader cat­e­gory than what Euro­pean gov­ern­ments have outlawed.”
  • “It would fast-track the removal of con­tent flagged by advo­cacy groups and other non-governmental orga­ni­za­tions blessed by Euro­pean offi­cials, leav­ing those whose posts are blocked online with no due-process rights (the com­pa­nies say they have inter­nal appeals processes, but that’s a far cry from the court-supervised process under U.S. copy­right law).”
  • “The code could set a prece­dent for other coun­tries to force Inter­net com­pa­nies to restrain speech more than their laws dic­tate or global prin­ci­ples of human rights sup­port. For exam­ple, what if a repres­sive regime demands that social net­works adopt rules ban­ning “incite­ment to insta­bil­ity” or other code words for dissent?”
  • “But just as the United States has strug­gled to find the right bal­ance between secu­rity and civil lib­er­ties, so too must the com­mis­sion be care­ful not to squelch legal speech. The new code of con­duct may be well-meaning, but it would have been bet­ter to have a truly vol­un­tary effort by social net­works backed by real due-process protections.”

While Jonathan A. Green­blatt, ADL CEO has stated that the Code par­al­lels ADL’s Best Prac­tices for Respond­ing to Cyber­hate, and that empow­er­ing users to bet­ter report hate speech is the rea­son why ADL has brought it Cyber-Safety Action Guide to Europe, ADL acknowl­edges the con­cerns expressed by civil soci­ety and the Los Ange­les Times, and con­tin­ues to believe that vol­un­tary efforts to com­bat online hate speech is prefer­able to government-imposed require­ments.  ADL has com­mit­ted to work with the Euro­pean Jew­ish Con­gress and Euro­pean Union of Jew­ish Stu­dents to expand ADL’s Cyber-Safety Action Guide for use by Euro­pean cit­i­zens in the wake of the EU Code announcement.

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October 15, 2015 17

Instructional Content On How To Stab Jews Spreads On Social Media

Update — 10/20/15: After alert­ing Google, Face­book and Twit­ter to the prob­lem­atic mate­r­ial cited in this blog post, all the items have been removed by those ser­vices in a prompt manner. 

As vio­lence esca­lates in Israel, con­tent has emerged across social media platforms—including YouTube, Face­book, and Twitter—not only urg­ing peo­ple to stab Jews, but pro­vid­ing instruc­tional infor­ma­tion on how to stab peo­ple and which knives to use.

The fol­low­ing is a sam­pling of Arabic-language posts ADL has iden­ti­fied in the past sev­eral days specif­i­cally pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion about how to stab vic­tims. While such con­tent is avail­able is many lan­guages, the Ara­bic lan­guage con­tent seems geared toward Ara­bic speak­ers in Israel.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is alert­ing var­i­ous social media com­pa­nies about this con­tent. ADL con­tin­ues to work with the indus­try to improve poli­cies and pro­to­cols for the removal of con­tent that trig­gers vio­lence or pro­motes big­otry, con­tent that is con­trary to the com­pa­nies’ terms of service.

ADL con­tin­ues to encour­age the pub­lic to report such con­tent. ADL Cyber-Safety Action Guide pro­vides quick and easy access to com­pany poli­cies and com­plaint forms.

  • A video fea­tur­ing two masked men demon­strat­ing sev­eral stab­bing tech­niques is avail­able on sev­eral YouTube chan­nels. The video, posted on Octo­ber 5, is listed under sev­eral titles, includ­ing “Learn how to stab a Jew.” The video is also cir­cu­lat­ing on Face­book and Twitter.YouTube stab image
  • A num­ber of Twit­ter users started post­ing a graphic last week describ­ing what type of knife should be used for stab­bing attacks in Israel. The image includes the fol­low­ing instruc­tions: “Cir­cu­late: Regard­ing the Youth in the occu­pied lands, they must use ser­rated knives in stab­bing so the air can enter the body of the tar­get, which leads to imme­di­ate death, and the destruc­tion of organs when the knife is pulled.”

“[Right side, in red] Use this”    “[Left side, in green] don’t use this”

Twitter stab image

  •  Other Twit­ter users using an Ara­bic hash­tag “Slaugh­ter­ing the Jews” posted a mes­sage that reads: “Don’t hes­i­tate in using this qual­ity (veg­etable knife) as it’s the strongest in caus­ing pain #Slaugh­ter­ingth­e­Jews.” Below is an exam­ple from Octo­ber 8.Twitter 2 stab image
  • Sev­eral Twit­ter users rec­om­mend attach­ing a cam­era to the knife to record the stab­bing in HD. For exam­ple, the tweet below from Octo­ber 5 includes an image of a GoPro cam­era attached to a knife and hash­tags that trans­late to  “West Bank is upris­ing” “Stab a sol­dier with a knife to lib­er­ate Pales­tine” and  “Intifada started.”Twitter 3 stab image
  • The fol­low­ing image posted on Face­book on Octo­ber 14 shows a dia­gram of the cir­cu­la­tory sys­tem with sug­ges­tions of areas to stab. The image was included with an Ara­bic Face­book hash­tag “Stab.”Facebook stab image.
  • The fol­low­ing image posted on Insta­gram on Octo­ber 12 reads, “When you stab, put poi­son on the knife or soak the knife in vine­gar. Stab with a screw dri­ver and insert it in the neck….stabber stab­ber stab correctly.”Instagram stab image

 

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December 16, 2014 123

Eric Hunt Unveils New Film, Plans For Virtual Holocaust Denial Museum

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Image pro­mot­ing the film

Eric Hunt, a Holo­caust denier known for attack­ing Nobel Peace Prize win­ner Elie Wiesel, released a new film on Decem­ber 6 titled The Maj­danek Gas Cham­ber Myth.

Hunt’s new film, avail­able on YouTube, uses clips of Holo­caust sur­vivors’ tes­ti­monies from the USC Shoah Foun­da­tion Insti­tute for Visual His­tory and Edu­ca­tion (estab­lished by Steven Spiel­berg in 1994) to claim that “all the gas cham­bers in the Maj­danek con­cen­tra­tion camp were designed and built exclu­sively for san­i­tary pur­poses as dis­in­fes­ta­tion facil­i­ties.” Hunt por­trays the Holo­caust as a whole as “a delib­er­ate psy­cho­log­i­cal war­fare cam­paign to con the world.”

Hunt sim­i­larly used clips from sur­vivors in his pre­vi­ous films, includ­ing The Tre­blinka Archae­ol­ogy Hoax released in May and The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax released in March, both of which cre­ated buzz within the Holo­caust denial movement.

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Pre­view of Hunt’s “Holo­caust hoax” vir­tual museum

In addi­tion to cre­at­ing these films, Hunt also started a new web­site called the “Holo­caust Hoax Museum,” where he is work­ing to cre­ate a vir­tual museum. When the site is com­pleted, vis­i­tors will be able to tour the vir­tual space and “learn about how the geno­ci­dal ‘gas cham­bers dis­guised as show­ers’ myth pro­motes war.” Hunt is still solic­it­ing dona­tions to com­plete the project.

In The Maj­danek Gas Cham­ber Myth, Hunt claims that “the gas cham­ber hoax has become a self-serving Jew­ish suprema­cist reli­gious myth, which has no place in mod­ern soci­ety.” He con­tin­ues, “Holo­caust hoax­ers are hold­ing onto this libelous charge for dear life” because with­out Maj­danek, sup­pos­edly, “the Holo­caust house of cards collapses.”

The film paints the Holo­caust as part of a larger Jew­ish con­spir­acy to cre­ate infight­ing among Euro­peans, stat­ing, “The gas cham­ber myth pushes Euro­peans apart. Jewish-owned media con­glom­er­ates inun­date the gullible pub­lic with Holo­caust gas cham­bers dis­guised as shower rooms pro­pa­ganda, guilt­ing Euro­peans to hate their peo­ple based on bogus atroc­ity lies.”

The film also claims that Jews use this “hoax” to jus­tify Israeli mil­i­tary poli­cies. Hunt says, “Israeli mil­i­tary brought to tour the fraud­u­lent gas cham­bers at Maj­danek are cur­rently com­mit­ting a very real geno­cide against inno­cent peo­ple in Pales­tine. Per­haps these Jews believe mur­der­ing Pales­tin­ian babies is jus­ti­fied because they were taught about exter­mi­na­tion gas cham­bers dis­guised as shower rooms at Maj­danek, but there’s no March of the Liv­ing for these dead Palestinians.”

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