The morning of her conversion to Judaism, Diana Sewell was so nervous she “was running around like a headless chicken” in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties.
In two scathing Guardian articles, this week and last, Carole Cadwalladr has outlined how right wing extremists have gamed the Google algorithm in order to present Holocaust denial and vitriolic anti-Semitism as “authoritative” internet responses to “Did the Holocaust happen?” and “Are Jews evil?”
Jewish internet activist Daniel Sieradski has created a web browser plug-in to find fake news — and says Mark Zuckerberg could easily do the same.
Now, there’s an Internet tool to fight back against the motley crew of white nationalists — a plug-in to the Web browser Google Chrome that turns the word “alt-right” into “white supremacy.”
The internet — the cradle of 21st century white supremacy — has become something of a staging ground for a schism within the alt-right: to become mainstream or stay staunchly bigoted against all non-white, non-straight people.
In the United States, “don’t read the comments” is such a common refrain that it’s become shorthand for a generation’s anxiety over abusive internet behavior. In Israel, the comments sections below news article are no less abusive, but people do read them, which is why they play a prominent role in Israeli public discourse.
A new Google Chrome extension singles out extreme right-wingers online — and Donald Trump — by putting swastikas around their names, mirroring an earlier application that neo-Nazis used to identify Jews online.
The Gaza war inspired web developers to create games for phones. But the apps are creating a firestorm of controversy.
Israelis have found a new way to learn of imminent rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip in the form of a mobile phone app.
Lawyers in Israel and the United States representing victims of terrorism filed papers claiming Iranian Internet domain names.