Digital Terror & Hate:
Implications For Asia & Beyond
Around the world, the incidence of hate crimes has been growing in recent years. A study last year by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Digital Terrorism & Hate Project showed a number of alarming developments in hate crimes including that social networking is a growing weapon of choice for hate groups and that online forums are increasingly being used to spread hate and incite violence against Muslims, blacks, Jews and other racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S., New Zealand, Myanmar, Nigeria and China. Rabbi Abraham Cooper discussed the growing incidence of hate crime around the world and how digital technologies are being used to spread such crime, and what can be done about it.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization. For three decades, he has overseen the Wiesenthal Center’s international social action agenda and worldwide promotion of tolerance education. He is recognized as a pioneer and international authority on issues related to digital hate and terrorism. Rabbi Cooper’s work in Asia has helped counter negative stereotypes about Jews and open new venues in dialogue and inter-group relations in Japan, South Korea, China, India and Indonesia.
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Speaker: Rabbi Abraham Cooper,Associate Dean, The Simon Wiesenthal Center