Cook County Announces Digital Terrorism and Hate Interactive Report

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Scott Britton today announced the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s (SWC) 28th annual Digital Terrorism and Hate Interactive Report, in partnership with Cook County United Against Hate. The 2023 “Report Card” grades 24 social media, video, gaming, music sharing, and marketplace companies on their failure to curb online hate. SWC’s 2023 Digital Terrorism and Hate Interactive Report warns of increased online anti-Semitic, racist, anti-LGBTQ hate and violence against Black, immigrant, and Jewish residents. The report spotlights online groups and channels that have become hubs of organization, assembly, and dissemination of material which deride, denigrate, and call for violence against marginalized groups. It exposes Tik Tok for being a “rabbit hole into radicalized echo chambers” of hate; Telegram as the platform of choice for the most dangerous elements of the far-right movement including bomb-making and how to cause the greatest number of casualties in an attack; Twitter, which is mainstreaming hate since Elon Musk’s takeover; online resources used to spread real-world hate including the celebration of real-world hate crimes; and the monetization of hate by Amazon in the form of videos, books, Nazi-era jewelry and more. The complete 28th annual Digital Terrorism and Hate Interactive Report can be found at:

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