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European Jewish students are teaming with the New York-based Anti-Defamation League to expand the organization’s Cyber-Safety Action Guide for European Internet users.

The European Jewish Congress and European Union of Jewish Students will work together to help expand the guide, and develop translations in French and German.

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The news follows an agreement between the European Commission and Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft on creation of a “Code of Conduct” addressing online hate speech.

ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said in a statement that the Code of Conduct “closely tracks ADL’s ‘Best Practices for Responding to Cyberhate” originally released in 2014.’”

The Cyber-Safety Action Guide includes tabs where visitors may access information on submitting complaints and reporting hate speech to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

It also provides quick links to each company’s cyber-bullying and harassment policies and terms of service, as well as links directly to online complaint forms. The guide is currently available in English and in Spanish.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I can't help feeling trying to suppress even the vilest comments about Jewry is an assault on freedom of speech. If antisemites can usually get away with their poison, surely I should be able to say islam is an evil and satanic religion?

  2. I support free speech. All too often the anti hate speech rules are used to fight legitimate political discourse. We can see this in the current presidential election where those who are for enforcing our immigration laws and oppose granting amnesty to illegal immigrants are labeled as racists. It is a lot easier to label someone a "racist" than to defend granting amnesty to law breakers.

  3. You CAN say islam is an evil and satanic religion. But be prepared for possible revenge, retaliation and/or threats. In my simple comments, I've received "hate" mail in German. (Wish it was in complete Yiddish then I would have understood it better than having to ask an interpreter friend for German….. my humor is silly at times, sorry) Wherever you live, don't be surprised if, G-d forbid, some crazy finds you. Not all people go by the same rules of Freedom of Speech! I am now allot more cautious what I write (or should be), never knocking Islam, just the violent crazy acts that some Muslims do. (although the Quran advocates violence & hate & killing, and it's followers of Mohammed, a pedopfile, thinks it 's in the same category as other Religions) I just followed my Freedom of Speech & my children & friends will yell at me! I wonder if I'll receive hate mail or threats in Arabic or German? I hope nothing.

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