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Dr Andre Oboler Senior Lecturer, Law Melbourne

Dr Andre Oboler is a senior lecturer in the La Trobe Law School. He is a member of the La Trobe LawTech research group and primarily teaches in the Master of Cybersecurity (Law) degree. Outside of La Trobe he is CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, a member of the Australian Government's delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, global chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Geographic Activities Committee, a member of the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee, an executive member of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and a Victorian Councillor on the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University (UK), an LLM(JD) and B. Comp. Sci (Hons) from Monash University and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Political Science at Bar-Ilan University (Israel).

My Recent Media Articles
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10/4/19 Andre Oboler, ‘What next in Vegans' information war against farmers?’, The Daily Telegraph - Rendezview https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/what-next-in-vegans-information-war-against-farmers/news-story/e86c7a4347d52919d155c4e036cb3689

4/4/19 Andre Oboler 'New livestreaming legislation fails to take into account how the internet actually works', The Conversation https://theconversation.com/new-livestreaming-legislation-fails-to-take-into-account-how-the-internet-actually-works-114911

27/3/19 Andre Oboler, 'Christchurch terror: Give government — not platforms — the power to shut down evil', Herald Sun - Rendezview https://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/christchurch-terror-give-government-not-platforms-the-power-to-shut-down-evil/news-story/0acdc3389100ec2c8e22cdd7e34f3efe

8/2/19 Andre Oboler, 'Tim Wilson’s ‘retirement tax’ website doesn’t have a privacy policy. So how is he using the data?', The Conversation https://theconversation.com/tim-wilsons-retirement-tax-website-doesnt-have-a-privacy-policy-so-how-is-he-using-the-data-111076

12/3/18 Andre Oboler, 'Technology and regulation must work in concert to combat hate speech online', The Conversation https://theconversation.com/technology-and-regulation-must-work-in-concert-to-combat-hate-speech-online-93072

My recent media commentary
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19/9/19 ABC News - live TV interview on Facebook's efforts to use Exit Australia to combat extremism

4/9/19 Talking to the Max, JAir Radio - live radio interview on countering online hate

28/8/19 'New 'Anti-Trolling' Laws To Stop Online Abuse And Harassment', 10 Daily https://10daily.com.au/news/crime/a190828lihky/new-anti-trolling-laws-to-stop-online-abuse-and-harassment-20190828

26/8/19 Josh Butler, 'Blocking 8Chan Just 'Baby Steps' In Fighting Racist Extremism, Experts Say', 10 Daily https://10daily.com.au/news/politics/a190826mkrze/blocking-8chan-just-baby-steps-in-fighting-racist-extremism-experts-say-20190826

26/8/19 ABC News Tonight - live TV interview on the Prime Minister's efforts to tackle extremism at the G7

25/8/19 Simone McCarthy , 'Crackdown on Chinese accounts shows US social media giants becoming ‘more proactive’', South China Morning Post. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3024282/crackdown-chinese-accounts-shows-us-social-media-giants

23/8/19 Simone McCarthy, 'Why Facebook and Twitter cracked down on Chinese state attacks on Hong Kong protesters', South China Morning Post. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3024125/why-facebook-and-twitter-cracked-down-chinese-state-attacks

6/8/19 ABC News on the El Paso terrorist attack and 8Chan (watch via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlinehate/posts/2423959881014553)

10/7/19 Mark Shliebs, 'Australia foments far-right ‘great hate’', The Australian https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/australia-foments-farright-great-hate/news-story/2198026d041da7552d3ebeeed047c380

29/6/19 Hana Imsirovic, ‘An Interview with Andre Oboler: Online Hate Speech’, Novinska agencija Patria https://nap.ba/news/55936

26/6/19 ‘Facebook and France’, Newsfeed on TRT World / Foxtel Channel 652 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMDp1O4K4qs

14/6/19 Pauline Rockman, ‘Joining world leaders in Shoah education’, Australian Jewish News page 3.

4/6/19 ‘Australia joins the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’, J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service http://www.jwire.com.au/australia-joins-the-international-holocaust-remembrance-alliance/

25/5/19 Nigel Gladstone, ‘'We have more work to do': Facebook battles hate, terror, child abuse’, The Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/national/we-have-more-work-to-do-facebook-battles-hate-terror-child-abuse-and-bots-20190526-p51r7i.html

25/5/19 Nigel Gladstone and Max Koslowski, ‘Alt-right Facebook memes pushed anti-Labor message’, The Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/national/alt-right-facebook-memes-pushed-anti-labor-message-20190522-p51pvy.html

14/5/19 Naomi Levin, ‘Antisemitic vandalism during this federal election campaign ― why is it happening? what can be done?’, ABC Religion and Ethics https://www.abc.net.au/religion/antisemitic-vandalism-during-the-federal-election-campaign/11111046

3/5/19 Corinne Reichert, ‘Facebook and the 'phenomenon of trust and ignorance': La Trobe’, ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-and-the-phenomenon-of-trust-and-ignorance-la-trobe/

28/4/19 ‘Rabbi Blames US Synagogue Attack on Social Media 'Encouraging Lone Wolves', Sputnik International https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201904281074535803-rabbi-synagogue-attack-social-media/

17/4/19 Alex Bruce-Smith, ‘Trolls Target The Woman Behind The Groundbreaking Black Hole Image’, Ten Daily https://10daily.com.au/news/world/a190416euy/trolls-target-the-woman-behind-the-groundbreaking-black-hole-image-20190416

15/4/19 Myf Warhurst, Winning the war against online hate, ABC Radio https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/myf-warhurst/online-hate-prevention/11004766

13/4/19 Martin McKenzie-Murray, ‘Controlling social media’, The Saturday Paper https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2019/04/13/controlling-social-media/15550776007990

10/4/19 Winning the war against online hate, Griffith News https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2019/04/11/winning-the-war-against-online-hate/

5/4/19 ‘Netizen Report: As water levels rise, Iran’s ban on messaging apps is slowing emergency relief for flood victims’, Advox https://advox.globalvoices.org/2019/04/05/netizen-report-as-water-levels-rise-irans-ban-on-messaging-apps-is-slowing-emergency-relief-for-flood-victims/

4/4/19 Ariel Bogle, ‘Laws targeting terror videos on Facebook and YouTube 'rushed' and 'knee-jerk', lawyers and tech industry say’ , ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-04-04/facebook-youtube-social-media-laws-rushed-and-flawed-critics-say/10965812

28/3/19 Luke Costin, 'Anning in firing line from new FB ban', Australian Associated Press https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5979810/anning-in-firing-line-from-new-fb-ban/?cs=7

25/3/19 Karl Wilson, 'Christchurch shootings fuel politics of race in NZ, Australia' China Daily Global http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201903/25/WS5c9849dea3104842260b259a.html

22/3/19 Max Mason, 'Social media giants face regulation as publishers, not just postmen', Australian Financial Review https://www.afr.com/business/media-and-marketing/social-media-giants-face-regulation-as-publisher-not-just-postman-20190320-p515v0

22/3/19 Alex Bruce-Smith, 'After Christchurch, It's Impossible To Separate The 'Okay Sign' From White Supremacy' Ten Daily https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a190319uax/after-christchurch-its-impossible-to-separate-the-okay-sign-from-white-supremacy-20190321

19/3/19 ABC News - Cyber security expert wants governments to take action on online extremism - shared globally via MSN News https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/cyber-security-expert-wants-governments-to-take-action-on-online-extremism/vi-BBUWsLz

18/3/19 7.30 ABC on the Christchurch terrorist attack and tackling online hate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-18/how-to-deal-with-those-who-spread-hate/10914278

16/3/19 Antoinette Lattouf, 'The Australian Nazi 2.0, And Why We Need To Take The Threat More Seriously', Ten Daily https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a190306hiv/the-australian-nazi-2-0-where-jews-are-not-the-only-target-20190315

10/2/19 Benjamin Goggin, 'Amazon and Hulu's algorithms are recommending conspiracy theory films, and the consequences could be more serious than you might think', Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amazon-hulu-feature-conspiracy-theory-films-like-loose-change-2019-2?r=US&IR=T

7/1/19 7.30 ABC on far right extremism

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