Help us Distribute our New Interactive Internet Report: "Facebook, YouTube +" to Those Who Need it Most

Help us Distribute our New Interactive Internet Report: "Facebook, YouTube +" to Those Who Need it Most

May 15, 2009

For over a decade, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has been on the forefront in tracking online digital terror and hate. 

After protests from Jewish online activists, Facebook removed additional Holocaust denial sites including this one of Anne Frank and Hitler which is included in the Center's interactive report.

At the press conference launching Digital Hate and Terrorism in the presence of students from Manhattan’s Independence High School held at the SWC's New York Tolerance Center.

Our annual interactive reports documenting the “who’s who” of digital hate have become a “must” for Hate Crimes Units, Homeland Security, National Law Enforcement, Intelligence Agencies in North America and abroad, as well as educators and the media.

We need your support to distribute our latest shocking findings which document a spike in hate and terrorist postings soaring above the 10,000 mark.

Our newly released 11th report, Facebook, YouTube +: How Social Media Outlets Impact Digital Terrorism and Hate, also focuses on how the Internet’s dynamic new social networking services are being leveraged by extremists around the world. Social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube have both seen a huge proliferation of extremist use with the greatest increase coming from overseas, particularly Europe and the Middle East. 

This is why we urgently need to get our digital report into the hands of those who can make a difference.

And, with your help, we will continue meeting with and dialoguing with a spectrum of organizations including Facebook, who after meeting with SWC officials, pledged to both continue working with the Center and removing sites which violate their terms of usage, stating: "Many of the groups or pages that were shown to us by the Simon Wiesenthal Center earlier this year as part of their study had already been removed under Facebook's rules. We are committed to continuing this practice and to working with those who fight hate like the Simon Wiesenthal Center."

Please support our efforts today – you are a vital part of helping us combat digital terror and hate.

Read more news about the new interactive report in:

Washington Post
Business Week