ADL: 56% of Americans report online harassment or hate

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt at the Never is Now conference in New York, March 5, 2024. (courtesy)
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt at the Never is Now conference in New York, March 5, 2024. (courtesy)

The Anti-Defamation League reports that more than half of Americans experience online hate and harassment in their lifetimes and numbers are rising.

The ADL says its sixth annual survey on the issue says that among adults the groups most affected by the issue were transgender (63 %), LGBTQ+ (49 %) Muslim (47 %) and Jews (34%)

Harassment of teens ages 13-17 remained steady at 50 percent this past year, the ADL says.

“The hate we’re seeing online, doesn’t stay online – it causes real harm and violence in peoples’ lives. It’s high time everyone stepped up to keep communities and marginalized groups safe from hate and harassment,” says Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL’s CEO.

“Despite many promises made by online platforms, hate and harassment are still plaguing the internet. Policymakers and big tech companies must deliver on their commitments to address hate and harassment online,” he says.

 

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