App To Offer Law Enforcement Real-Time Tracking Of Online Hate Speech

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The fight against online hate speech will now be available on your smartphone.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports on the partnership between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Jewish community leaders.

The Simon Weisenthal Center released its 14th annual “Digital Terrorism And Hate” report available online and announced its cooperation with Sheriff Lee Baca to provide law enforcement with specialized access to terrorism analysis and public reports of suspicious activity.

The report and real-time information — which will now be available via a password-sensitive app for use on Apple OS and Android phones — cites 15,000 problematic websites, social media outlets and networks advocating hate or terror on the Internet.

Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper said the new password-sensitive smart phone app will “give the broader law enforcement community an opportunity to be in touch with us 24/7”.

Cooper said the center wants social media groups like Facebook and YouTube — which earned an A- and a C- for their respective policies — to take further action to prevent hate groups from posting content that can train terrorists.

Baca pledged to quickly integrate the system into his Homeland Security Bureau and other agencies.

“Law enforcement cannot afford to go it alone,” said Baca. “We need partners, we need educational institutions like the Simon Weisenthal Center to work closely with local law enforcement.”

Currently, only about 47 percent of law enforcement agencies have social media units or investigators to help them investigate so-called “homegrown” terror groups on the Internet, according to the report.

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  • john smithson the great

    This is the dumbest sh!t ever. Baca is a fng idiot, traitor, and deserves to be voted out as sheriff. L.A. needs a real sheriff, A constitutional sheriff, not some limp d!(k loser like baca who sides with a bunch of marxo-fascist anti-americans like weaselthal center.

    tea partiers and rights loving americans should support anyone other than baca when voting time comes.

    case closed

  • JOHN

    Yeah let’s all support the teabaggers case closed freakin LOSER’S!!!!!

    • tt

      To >”April 3, 2012 at 10:55 am”

      Sounds like you got tea bagged ya F*****g l0ser.

      While you’re getting tea bagged by CaCa, tea partiers would be working to get a new sheriff in charge who is for freedom of speech.

  • BaAaaaABaaaAa

    This isn’t about left or right John ^

    It’s about your freedom of speech, your freedom to say what ever the eff you want.

    Everyday we’re getting closer and closer to losing our basic freedoms and americans cheer it on.


  • EA

    Hate speech, even if stupid and/or hurtful and/or shocking, is still speech, and so I have serious issues with bringing law enforcement into the fray on a blanket basis. Like that first amendment and liberty thing we treasure so much.

  • Corruption

    Just another attempt to give away our country to illegals. They have already infiltrated our society and poisoned our people with their customs, especially Mexico! It is bad enough this website filters our speech and the truth.

  • San Fernando Curt

    But… what if we don’t give a damn about “hate speech”? This is one of a myriad of fabricated “crises” in this country – supposed controversies with impact based solely on constant media yammering. No one, anywhere, ever went out and committed a horrendous crime because of something he saw, read or heard. That kind of criminality already is in a person’s soul, ready to pop out, and it can be uncorked by anything from an offhand comment to a soda straw. No amount of laws ever will prevent this; they’ll just oppress the rest of us. Media: Shut up!


    When was “hate” speech made a crime?
    Do you have a Penal Code number or something???

  • MIKE

    I can’t even get a job.That’s because that aS$hole lawyer Robert Hale from Hale and Nguyen in Brea couldn’t help me with my case. I’m a chickensh!t aS$puck that has a beef with law enforcement and everybody on the internet. I used multiple screen names like [GROW..APAIR], [wg//af], [up//yours], [Mike in San Diego], [Mike in Upland], [1stman] and [kma] so no one can track me down. I challenge people to meet me in front of the Fullerton P.D. station for my protection. I’m such a puS$y dumbf**k with nothing to say I post to myself copying sentences from everyone, especially GROWAPAIR, who knows I’m a ball sniffing loser.
    I’ll use your screen name next, puS$y d!cklips.
    Pay attention to me when I hijack screen names to show I’m a whiny puS$y dumbf**k loser. It makes my ass pucker with joy when people think I’m GROWAPAIR and my daddy’s balls like it when my ass puckers. Tell me how I can sound any more f**king stupid.

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