I’ve read plenty of scholarly work on networking technologies that investigates how progressive groups use the Internet for networking and activism, but not how individuals use these technologies to express hate, or how hate groups organize through web2.0 technologies. Does such scholarship exist? I’m sure it does, but I haven’t read any.
The report released on Wednesday noted a 25 percent rise in the past year in the number of “problematic” social networking groups on the Internet.
The report was based on “over 10,000 problematic Web sites, social networking groups, portals, blogs, chat rooms, videos and hate games on the Internet which promote racial violence, anti-semitism, homophobia, hate music and terrorism.”
Highlights of the report can be viewed here.