ADL hires technology director to combat cyber anti-Semitism


ADL hires technology director to combat cyber anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League has created a position dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry on the internet.

The hiring of Brittan Heller, a lawyer who has prosecuted cyber crime at the U.S. Department of Justice and the International Criminal Court in The Hague, follows the ADL’s formation of a task force earlier this year to combat online harassment of Jewish journalists.

Heller will be the group’s first director of technology and society, the ADL announced Monday.

From her base in Northern California’s Silicon Valley, Heller will work to reduce hateful rhetoric on the internet in collaboration with technology companies and law enforcement.

Heller, a graduate of Yale Law School, has herself been a victim of cyber harassment. In 2009, she and a fellow Yale alumna settled a high-profile lawsuit against a group of online commenters who posted sexually explicit comments about them on an internet forum.

“As the use of social media and technology to marginalize Jews and other communities increases, Brittan’s new role is at the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry,” ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt said of Heller’s position in a statement.

The ADL had created the task force to deal with anti-Semitic and racist harassment of journalists on social media platforms.

This election season has seen a nu! mber of high-profile cases of Jewish journalists being harassed by supporters of Donald Trump, notably in May, when reporter Julia Ioffe was flooded with anti-Semitic death threats after she wrote a critical profile of the Republican nominee’s wife, Melania.

  1. #1 by Frederick on 09/20/2016 - 9:34

    That’s a losing battle if ever there was one! Dream on!

  2. #2 by squodgy on 09/20/2016 - 9:34

    It had to happen.
    As the world awakens to the lies, corruption, disproportionate political, financial and judicial influence and the big perpetual question over the Holohoax bullshit v real facts, the yiddishe public relations machine panics and arms itself with one of its deviously acquired assets….the disproportionately represented judiciary which will joyously embrace anti goyim venom.

  3. #4 by aj on 09/20/2016 - 9:34

    Foxman: This Kvetch Knob only goes up to 10.
    Heller: I can switch it for one that goes up to 11. I can add (((echo))) also.
    Foxman: That should fix the dirty goyim once and for all.

  4. #5 by Isaac on 09/20/2016 - 9:34

    The tribe goes on the defensive now. The truth hurts and that is the one thing the Jews hate, the truth.

  5. #6 by Stophypocrisy on 09/21/2016 - 9:34

    Not a good idea to make direct threats against the tribe. Threats they can do something about. The simple truth however, will be their undoing. Non threatening truth will kill them. HATE is a Jewish tool, kill them with kindness and truth, facts and evidence. Their is a boat load starting with their slave ships that brought whites to the new land before blacks, mostly white children as slave labor in minds in America.

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