The Internet can be a lawless wild west, filled with as much evil as good. And there aren't many ways to combat the former as this spider of hatred spins its sticky poison across the web.
That's one of the chilling conclusions in a Simon Wiesenthal Center report on hate sites on the net, identifying at least 8,000 known postings or web addresses spreading hatred or intolerance, a frightening 30 per cent increase over last year.
Here comes the call to censor the Internet. Of course, what the Simon Wiesenthal Center calls "hate" are often simply those websites that refuse to genuflect to the "official" versions of history.