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Human rights group applauds Canadian approach on Internet hate sites

News | 04/29/2005 4:00 am EDT

Despite a growing number of Canadian-based hate groups popping up on the web, mostly based on U.S. servers, the head of a prominent human rights group says this country’s approach to expression on the Internet may hold the greatest promise of dealing with the problem. Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, tells Canadian NEW MEDIA that Canadian ISPs and government are to be applauded for their efforts to counter the proliferation of anti-Semite, terrorist and other hate groups that threaten to break out of the fringe and spark a mainstream mass movement.

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