When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech




Palabras clave:

Bigotry, Hate crime, Hate site, Defamation, Websites, Hate speech, Racism, Violence.


This paper aims to address the problem of hate on the Internet. It is opened with a definition of hate speech. Then it discusses hate speech prior to the Internet, during the Internet´s early days and at present time. The paper explains some of the ways that hate groups utilise the Internet and their purposes in doing so, examining the content and the functions of hate sites as well as the agenda of hate mongers. Under examination are the issues of propaganda, targeting children and youth, incitement and blood libels. The article is based in the main on a close study of dozens of hate websites.


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Cómo citar

Cohen-Almagor, R. (2018). When a ritual murder occurred at Purim. The harm in hate speech. Profesional De La información, 27(3), 671–681. https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2018.may.20



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