Facebook, Twitter and Google back Anti-Defamation League’s 10 best practices for challenging cyberhate

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Online hatred takes many forms, including anti-Semitism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia and Islamophobia. Internet companies and the Anti-Defamation League are teaming up to fight these and other forms of intolerance. Will it work?

  • Jews and Muslims are certainly not alone with respect to dealing with bigotry and religious hatred on the Internet. Other minority religions (such as the Church of Scientology) get similar flak.

    I agree with the ADL’s 10 points, though I find it curious that only one of them deals even indirectly with correcting misconceptions & actually promoting interfaith understanding. I know that “haters are gonna hate”, but in many cases, the attackers are basing their comments on some idea that could easily be corrected were the groups to put increased effort into promoting interfaith understanding and promoting points of common interest.