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.

 

BRIEFINGS

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

 

Commentary & Media Coverage

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)