For all the marvels made possible by the digital revolution, it is also beyond argument that the Internet has empowered evil. Age-old hatreds have been married to the most modern means of communication, making them only a click away with a phone or laptop. The omnipresence of the Internet makes this fight against evil in our own backyard more intense and necessary than ever.
In releasing The Hater Next Door, we commit to combating hate online in all of its manifestations, in defense of all people, whoever they are, however they live, and however they worship. We urge other individuals and organizations to recognize that acting against this evil is also only a click away, and encourage them to be digital first-responders.
This project unites MEMRI and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice. Our new report, The Hater Next Door: Online Incitement Against Minorities in America, shines a light on evil and hate in our Internet Age right here in the United States. A snapshot in time, spanning four months ending in February 2019, it offers an in-depth look into online incitement by neo-Nazis, white supremacists, separatists, racists, fascists and other groups and individuals of similar worldviews in the United States.
For more information, contact:
Yigal Carmon - (202) 955-9070
President and Co-Founder of MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute. Mr. Carmon was formerly chief counterterrorism advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Yitzhak Shamir, and was a senior delegate to the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference.
Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett - (603) 226-3636
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice. Katrina has served as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and taught at Tufts University and the University of Southern Denmark.