publication . Article . 2008

The rise and fall of a Facebook hate group

Andre Oboler;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Oct 2008 Journal: First Monday (issn: 1396-0466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
Abstract
One Facebook group has repeatedly caught the media’s attention. The group is called "Israel" is not a country!... ... Delist it from Facebook as a country! Despite the opinions of experts who highlighted the racist nature of the group, Facebook refused to take action. After unsuccessfully lobbying Facebook for intervention, a organization known as the Jewish Internet Defense Force took control of the Facebook group in late July 2008 and began to manually dismantle it from the inside. The rise and fall of this group highlights open questions on the right response to online hate in user generated content.
Subjects
free text keywords: Internet; Web 2.0; Antisemitism 2.0, Internet, Web 2.0, Facebook, online hate, ethics, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Networks and Communications, Law, Internet privacy, business.industry, business, The Internet, User-generated content, Web 2.0, Public relations, Cyberpsychology, Judaism, Computer science
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publication . Article . 2008

The rise and fall of a Facebook hate group

Andre Oboler;