JERUSALEM — Nearly 700 Israeli teens studying in science and technology schools in Israel are teaching Holocaust survivors to use computers and the internet. The students meet weekly in pairs with survivors in 22 cities across Israel through a program called Mechubarim, which means connected. Students have helped the survivors to search for family…
Max Temkin of Cards Against Humanity wants to publish lawmaker’s internet activity to protest the scrapping of privacy protection on the web.
Even after 21 years, Ubu.com, a project by poet Kenneth Goldsmith, continues to be an example of the internet’s highest potential.
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.