Posts

Showing posts from December, 2017

Fighting online hate groups: How an organization is stopping propaganda from spreading

Image
Steve Spriester sits down with Jonathan Vick from the Anti-Defamation League By Steve Spriester - Anchor Posted: 9:43 PM, December 14, 2017Updated: 10:14 PM, December 14, 2017
https://www.ksat.com/news/spriester-sessions/fighting-online-hate-groups-how-an-organization-is-stopping-propaganda-from-spreading

SAN ANTONIO - Jonathan Vick’s job at the Anti-Defamation League is to track and stop hate groups that spread their propaganda online, making it harder for those who peddle hate and easier for those who need help. “In my mind, anyone who can justify victimizing or targeting any one group can turn that into an ability to target absolutely every group, and that's the kind of fight that we're fighting,” Vick said. Vick and his team had been tracking online chatter and warned state officials of the violence to come before the torch march through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, which echoed anti-Jewish rallies in Nazi Germany. “I wouldn't call it alarming. I…