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The Nasty Side of Web 2.0

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I am not much for modern lingo, but I ran across this report on “Online Antisemitism 2.0. “Social Antisemitism” on the “Social Web” by Andre Oboler at the JCPA, and although I haven’t fully read it, it does make some disturbing points:

“This antisemitism is being targeted specifically at those seeking information; it is not simply being shared among existing antisemitites.

A third video titled “Zionism and AIPAC a danger to everyone” provides a link to JewWatch. JewWatch, as alluded to above, was originally calibrated to catch people searching for the word “Jew” on Google and bring them into a site of conspiracy theories about Jewish power along the lines of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

More recently, JewWatch started targeting Zionism as well. Zionism on the Web monitored this for a number of months as JewWatch slowly changed tone to include Islamist conspiracy theories. A new section on Zionism slowly climbed the Google rankings. To combat this Zionism on the Web created a page on JewWatch that exposes its racism, which now appears near the top of page 1 for a search on JewWatch. Meanwhile JewWatch has launched into Web 2.0. ”

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02/08/2008 at 22:24

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