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Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern with Liz Kanter, TikTok's director of government relations and public policy in Jerusalem on July 19, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israeli intelligence minister, TikTok policy director talk best practices in fighting hate

Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern met Liz Kanter, director of government relations and public policy at TikTok, in Jerusalem on Monday to discuss best practices about how to prevent the spread of anti-Semitic content...
An animated video that glorifies Palestinian terror and features four real-life deadly attacks against Israelis was removed by TikTok. Source: Screenshot via Palestinian Media Watch.

New study reveals 912 percent increase in anti-Semitic content on TikTok

During a symposium about online anti-Semitism sponsored by the U.S. State Department last year, a representative from the social-media platform TikTok assured that his company was working to combat hate. Speaking in October 2020, Jeff Collins said...
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‘Anti-Semitism has no place on Facebook’: ADL says in letter to Oversight Board

The Anti-Defamation League has called on Facebook’s Oversight Board to overturn the social-media platform’s decision to leave content online that the Jewish group said “promote anti-Semitism in clear contravention of the company’s community standards”...
Lilly Ebert. Source: Twitter.

Holocaust survivor attacked with hateful comments on TikTok

The TikTok account of a Holocaust survivor was recently flooded with anti-Semitic messages as violence took place in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians. Lily Ebert, 97, a native of Bonyhád, Hungary, who...
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Facebook disables PA-linked accounts ‘used for spying’

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it had disabled accounts it said were being used by the Palestinian Authority’s Preventative Security Service (PSS), its internal intelligence organization, to spy on political opponents, journalists and human-rights...
Townhouses in New York City's Upper West Side. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

Aide for New York city council candidate says Upper West Side ‘too Jewish and...

The campaign manager for a Democratic New York City Council candidate said last week that Manhattan’s Upper West Side is too white and Jewish, the New York Post reported. Quinn Mootz, who is Jewish, serves as campaign...
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British court sentences Holocaust denier to prison time for ‘baiting Jews’

A woman in Britain said to be a virulent anti-Semite has been found guilty of spreading offensive messages and material over the Internet and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison by a magistrate...
Brazilian Labor Party (PTB) national president Roberto Jefferson. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Brazilian Jewish group to launch criminal investigation against party leader

A Jewish organization in Brazil said it will launch a criminal investigation against the head of a major Brazilian political party after he promoted an anti-Semitic blood libel on social media. “Baal, Satanic deity, Canaanites...
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Study: ‘Big Five’ social-media platforms earn ‘B-’ in tackling hate online

An “explosion of hate and lurid conspiracies” proliferating across various social-media platforms has been observed this year, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Tuesday in announcing the release of its annual digital terrorism and...
Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh (second from left) leading the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee hearing addressing online anti-Semitism on Feb. 10, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presses social-media companies to combat online anti-Semitism

Representatives from top social medial companies participated in a special Knesset hearing on Wednesday to address the growing problem of online anti-Semitic hate speech. The hearing, in which representatives from Twitter, Facebook, Google and TikTok...