Newsletter 13 October 2013

Making Change Happen

Together we’re making a difference!

The problem of antisemitism and Holocaust denial on Facebook continues to grow. Just this past week Facebook suspended one of the users behind the denial page “The Untold Story” but again refused to close the page. The administrator has responded by making a range of fake account and 22 new Holocaust denial pages. The system responding to such abuse is broken and needs to be changed.

Three ways we’re making change happen with your help:

  1. We’re supporting the protest at Facebook’s offices on Monday
  2. We’re running a petition with recommendations for change
  3. We’re raising funds to build software that empowers the public and holds Facebook accountable

Please do forward this e-mail to others, we have less than 48 hoursbefore the petition closes and the protests starts. Details below.

Thank you for your support!

Dr Andre Oboler

CEO, Online Hate Prevention Institute

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At the time of writing 365 people were registered to attend Monday’s protest. If you can make it, register your attendance here.

  • Where: Facebook, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA. 94025
  • When: 10am October 14th 2013
  • Why: To call on Facebook to do more to stop online hate

Contact: Michael Mendelson
Phone: (754) 217-1184

The protest is organised by Michael Mendelson and the “Help Report Hate & Anti Semitic Pages” Facebook page and supported by the Online Hate Prevention Institute, the Zionist Organization Of America, Stand With Us, Stand With Us San DiegoChildren Of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Sign Petitions To Ban Holocaust Denial From FB As Hate Speech, They Can’t, Boycott Watch, and SFI Students For Israel,


The Stop Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial Petition was created to support the protest with a realistic list of recommendations for change

So far over 500 people from 37 countries have signed the petition (a break down is to the right). Our goal is to add another 1,000 in the next 48 hours. If you haven’t signed please do. If you have, please ask others to join us!

Sign it, share it, spread the word!


We’re raising funds to develop an amazing new online tool. This tool will empower social media users and hold companies like Facebook and YouTube publicly accountable.

How it will work:

  • When you report / flag content you can also put them in the new system
  • The system will you check the reports others have entered – improving quality
  • We can check when things are removed (and how long it takes)
  • We can generate lists of things the public agree should be removed and which the platforms are dragging their feet over\
  • We can generate the data to show that not enough is being done to stop the spread of online hate.

Donations are in $US and can be made internationally. Donations from Australia are tax deductible (see details).

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