With anti-Semitism and other hate crimes rising to an unequaled level across the U.S. in 2017, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has decided to launch a facility in the heart of California's Silicon Valley to track and monitor harassment and hate speech online, the Independent (British) website reports today (March 13, 2017).
The ADL's CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, announced yesterday that the ADL received a "six figure" donation from the Omidyar Network investment firm to build the command center just south of San Francisco.
Brittan Heller, a former Justice Department official who leads the organization's anti-cyberhate campaigns, will lead the new center as its founding director when it opens in three to six months.
"So proud to be a part of this effort and leading this Center," she wrote on Twitter yesterday. "Thanks for investing to end cyberhate."