Our Impact

  • recent report from UK Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Committee on British Muslims stated quite plainly that it was our work as far back as 2013 which “led to calls from politicians for better structures to deal with online hate and for social media platforms to take a greater onus on tackling online hate”.
  • UNESCO relied on us as world leading experts in their report on “Countering Online Hate Speech”. They describe our Fight Against Hate system as one of the initiatives that “take combating online hate speech a step further and serve as innovative tools for keeping track of hate speech across social networks and how it is being regulated by different private companies.”
  • The Victorian Equal Opportunity Human Rights Commission relied on our expertise extensively when writing about online racism in their report “What you Say Matters“.
  • We’ve also seen changes made, based on our recommendations, to both the software and policies at major technology companies. For example, we successfully urged YouTube to adopt digital fingerprinting to prevent the re-uploading of new copies of content they had removed. Our recommendations to Facebook to combat anonymous trolling were implemented. This involved giving page owners a choice of being publicly associated with their page or have any complaint against them given more weight due to their anonymity.

Who lists us as a resources?

The Online Hate Prevention Institute is proud to be listed as a resource by the following initiatives that combat online hate and cyber-bullying:

Who uses our work?

Some of the places our work has been used include:

All Party Parliamentary Committee on British Muslims (UK Parliament): In their “Islamohpobia Defined” report says our work “led to calls from politicians for better structures to deal with online hate and for social media platforms to take a greater onus on tackling online hate” – 2018

Incitement to Terrorism: This book discussed OHPI’s work combating online antisemitism. It notes that OHPI is “a shoestring NGO with meager funding and staff. The internet providers are billion dollar enterprises. Yes, the Institute, with its minuscule size and resources and voluntary reporting only, was able to produce a far more detailed and informative report than any of the behemoth platforms.” (pg 162) – 2018

United Nations Human Rights Council: The  United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance cited our work in his report to the UN Human Rights Council. – 2017

The Australian Human Rights Commission: In their report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination cited our work. – 2017

Cyber Racism and Community Resilience: Strategies for Combating Online Race Hate: A book by leading cyber-racism academics from around Australia, including our CEO. Our work is considered by these experts and discussed in detail throughout this book.  – 2017

UNESCO: Report “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Special Digital Focus 2015” discusses OHPI’s work at some length including FightAgainstHate.com – 2015.

UNESCO: Report “Countering Online Hate Speech” discusses OHPI initiative FightAgainstHate.com and quotes from an interview conducted with OHPI’s CEO Dr Andre Oboler. June 2015.

The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University, Washington University: The Blog for the project discusses OHPI report “Islamophobia on the Internet“. April 15, 2015

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation: Publication  OHPI report “Report on Islamophobia” references OHPI’s report “Islamophobia on the Internet“. June 18-19, 2014.

Freedom House: In their 2014 Freedom of the Net report, Freedom House used our resources as a reference for the strong opposition from civil to society to efforts to change Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. – 2014

Victorian Equal Opportunity Human Rights Commission: OHPI was a key informant for its report “Reporting Racism: What you say matters“. It also quoted our reports “Aboriginal memes and online hate” and “Incident report and analysis“. May 2013.

National Library of Australia: The NLA archives all the online content produced by OHPI. There archive can be accessed here.

UTS, Deakin University and University of Western Sydney project addressing cyber-racism and the development of community resilience: OHPI is a community partner to the project. And you can read more about it here and here.

Wikipedia‘s page on cyber-racism: References OHPI’s publication “OHPI Submission on Racial Discrimination and S 18C” while discussing whether cyberracism is criminal under Australian law or not. 

Internet: Creatively Unveiling Discrimination Project, Funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programmes of the European Union: Discusses OHPI’s activities on its website.

Council for American-Islamic Relations, Florida: Discusses OHPI’s report “Islamophobia on the Internet” on its website.

The Institute for Jewish & Community Research, San Francisco (IJCR): Discusses OHPI’s report “Multiple and Severe Hate Speech on YouTube” on its website. August 1, 2012.

Confronting Internet’s Dark Side: Book by Raphael Cohen-Almagor references OHPI’s briefing “It’s time Facebook Repents“. Pg 217. Publication 2015.