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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century France: the Legal and Social Struggle to Curb Hatred in the Internet Age
by Basch, Maxine, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2018, 135; 28317797
Abstract (Summary)

Anti-Semitism has revealed itself to be an ineradicable feature of life in France. In the 21st century, it is sustained and spread in the murky annals of cyberspace. This dissertation provides a theoretical and historical account of anti-Semitism, as well as an in-depth analysis of its current manifestation on the Internet. The author provides a case study of French hate sites, which finds that the majority of online anti-Semitism is spread by members of France’s extreme right. The case study also exposes several legal loopholes that the far right exploits in order to grow its cyber network. The findings make clear that France’s policy governing hate speech, censorship, and Internet usage is outdated and ineffective when it comes to curbing the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the Internet age.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perry, Susan
Commitee: Doyle, Waddick
School: The American University of Paris (France)
Department: International Affairs
School Location: France
Source: MAI 82/8(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mass communications, Modern history
Keywords: Anti-Semitism, extreme right, French law/legal system, hate sites, hate speech
Publication Number: 28317797
ISBN: 9798582536277
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