Donald Trump’s Tweets Are Influencing Anti-Muslim Sentiments: Study (The Wire)

The Wire: Donald Trump’s Tweets Are Influencing Anti-Muslim Sentiments: Study. “Over 27 years, the number of hate crimes, predominantly in the form of vandalism, against Muslims in the US reportedly increased in areas with higher social media usage and with pre-existing hate groups and Republican majorities. A potential driver of these anti-Muslim sentiments: Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.”

New York University: Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes

New York University: Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes. “According to a first-of-its-kind study, cities with a higher incidence of a certain kind of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin.”

MSN News / Radio New Zealand: New database being launched for reporting Muslim hate crimes

MSN News / Radio New Zealand: New database being launched for reporting Muslim hate crimes. “A nationwide database is being rolled out to monitor crimes that target the Muslim community, as part of a scheme to shore up security at the country’s mosques and other Islamic buildings.”

New York Times: On Social Media, No Answers for Hate

New York Times: On Social Media, No Answers for Hate. “Over the last 10 years, Silicon Valley’s social media companies have expanded their reach and influence to the furthest corners of the world. But it has become glaringly apparent that the companies never quite understood the negative consequences of that influence nor what to do about it — and that they cannot put the genie back in the bottle.”

Politico: Rosenstein announces new hate crimes reporting website

Politico: Rosenstein announces new hate crimes reporting website. “The website is a ‘one-stop portal’ with information for law enforcement, prosecutors and the general public to learn about all the resources available to report hate crimes, [Rod] Rosenstein said. The site is part of an ongoing effort within the Department of Justice to expand protections against hate crimes and to bridge gaps in hate crime reporting.”