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ADL Launches New Web Site

June 18, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Anti-Defamation League launched a new Web site Monday to serve as a database for law enforcement officials investigating hate groups.

ADL Director Abraham Foxman said the site will be used to identify and monitor extremist groups.

``New technology has changed the business of fighting hate,″ Foxman said.

The Web site will allow police to search for symbols they might find on literature or tattoos; track hate group meetings and rallies on a state-by-state calendar; and obtain background on leaders and publications of white supremacist movements, anti-abortion groups that advocate violence and others.

Foxman likened the Web site to laws enacted in the South more than 30 years ago barring Ku Klux Klansman from wearing masks.

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On the Net: http://www.adl.org/learn

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