Teesside University academic Dr Matthew Feldman talks about a report which has found that most anti-Muslim hate crimes are happening online, and more muslims are being targeted after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
A conference in Newcastle has been highlighting the issue.
A Teesside University Professor has warned that the far-right is now using the internet 'far more effectively' to insult and abuse muslims.
"Clearly, the far-right is utilising the internet to disseminate its anti-Muslim vitriol more widely and more effectively. Of the organisations that are specifically identified, the English Defence League, rather than the BNP, is by far the most active organisation making its presence felt in this particular domain.