Posted by | May 21, 2008 11:23 | Filed under: Top Stories

Online terror and hate is on the rise, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is a Jewish human rights organization.

….the Wiesenthal Center flagged around 8,000 “problematic” sites on the Web pertaining to terrorism and hate, a 30% increase from last year. In addition to religious terror groups, the sites identified also pertain to anti-Semitic, racist, xenophobic, and various anti-religion and anti-government sentiments. And social media is a particular concern, with games, Facebook groups, and Second Life

“Every aspect of the Internet is being used by extremists of every ilk to repackage old hatred, demean the ‘Enemy,’ to raise funds, and since 9/11, recruit and train Jihadist terrorists,” the report detailed.

With the exciting technology of Web 2.0 comes those who use it for ill, rather than for good. You can report hate sites, videos and groups to ireport@wiesenthal.com.

 

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