SWC Awarded Tides Foundation Grant in Recognition of Longstanding Work Addressing Online Hate
December 16, 2020
The SWC is honored to be a recipient of a Tides Foundation grant on the recommendation of Google.org charitable giving fund.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center was awarded the grant for the Center’s longstanding work addressing online hate while protecting freedom of expression and interests focusing on anti-hate generally and anti-Semitism specifically.
“We are thrilled to be the recipient of this prestigious grant that will support our existing online and social media activity in combating anti-Semitism and hate,” said Rabbi Meyer H. May, Simon Wiesenthal Center Executive Director.
Under the leadership of Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean and Global Social Action Director, together with SWC researchers overseen by SWC Senior Researcher Rick Eaton, the Center’s Digital Terrorism and Hate Project has tracked hate, terrorism and anti-Semitism online for the last 27 years. It has shared its findings with law enforcement, media, and community leaders. The Center regularly meets with social media giants to urge greater commitment to degrade the online marketing and recruiting by bigots and terrorists. A new Digital Terrorism+Hate report is released annually alongside an “A-F” ‘report card' grading the efforts of online platforms to stop online hate.
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