Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

November 20, 2009 12:52 ET

Media Invitation: Pioneer in Tracking Digital Terrorism Coming to Toronto to Discuss Spread of Hate Through Social Media

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2009) - Rabbi Abraham Cooper will be in Toronto on Monday, November 23 to discuss the results of an annual research project conducted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The report, titled Digital Terrorism & Hate 2010, looks at a pool of 10,000 websites monitored by the Center and analyzes how Canadian radicals are using social media sites like Facebook to gain strength.

WHO: Rabbi Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in
Los Angeles.

For three decades, Rabbi Cooper has overseen the Center's
international social action agenda that has focused on the spread
of antisemitism, extremist groups, Nazi crimes, anti-Israel
Divestment campaigns, the development of interfaith relations and
the promotion of tolerance education. He supervises the Center's
esteemed Digital Terrorism and Hate Project, now in its 11th year,
and in 2007 was listed by Newsweek among the most influential
Rabbis in the United States

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2009
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. round table discussion with Rabbi Abraham Cooper
(i) refreshments and light snacks will be served
(i) Rabbi Cooper is available for interview outside of this time upon

WHERE: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
5075 Yonge Street
Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6C6

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