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Online retailers team up with Jewish group to stop ‘hate’ products

Major online sales sites including eBay and Gumtree will meet with a Melbourne-based Jewish group that fights anti-Semitism to crack down on the sale of goods inciting hatred.

Next year’s roundtable with the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission will respond to the “virus of hate” that has infiltrated some of Australia’s biggest retailers and online sales sites, according to the group’s chairman, Dvir Abramovich.

“Where anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial flourishes, so will you find hatred for Asians, gays, women, Muslims, and other ethnic minorities that often leads to violence,” Dr Abramovich said.

Sites that have so far signed up to the cyber hate meeting include eBay, Gumtree, Booktopia, and Angus and Robertson.

Read the full article by Beau Donelly at The Age.