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.
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
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)