The Macquarie Dictionary (Sixth Edition, 2013) defines griefing as:

noun the sabotage of online computer games, virtual sites, etc., by players intent on causing havoc rather than abiding by the rules of the game.

griefer, noun

OHPI considers griefing a form of online hate speech. Below is a list of our publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of griefing.


OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems. 

June 21,2015: Promoting Dylann Roof’s Extremism on Facebook

October 24, 2012: Hitler’s Shield: Mocking the Dead on Facebook


December 15, 2014: New tool in fighting online hate (Australian Jewish News)

December 11, 2014: OHPI: Tracking down the data to combat online hate (The Big Smoke)

December 10, 2014: Hitting Back Against Hate (MX)

December 9, 2014: Fight Against Hate Launched (OHPI Press Release)

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