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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...
Illustrative: Social-media companies displayed on a smartphone. Credit: Twin Design/Shutterstock.

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...
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

February 4, 2004: Facebook shows its face

Facebook was launched  from a Harvard dormitory room by Mark Zuckerberg, then 19 years old, and three classmates on this date in 2004. By summer they had an investor, Peter Thiel, the co-founder of...
Farhad Khorasani. Source: Twitter.

California lawyer under fire after calling for genocide of Jews on social media

A California lawyer has come under fire from Jewish groups for making genocidal claims against Jews on social media. In past Twitter posts, the lawyer, Farhad Khorasani, claimed that Israel is “the main enemy of...
End Jew Hatred activists protest outside the California home of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Jan. 11, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Jewish civil-rights group protests Twitter CEO over not banning Holocaust denial

The grassroots Jewish civil-rights movement End Jew Hatred protested outside the California home of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday, blaring audio recordings of Holocaust-denying tweets that have not been removed from Twitter. The group said Dorsey...
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol before some break into the building on Jan. 6, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Deciphering and dealing with anti-Jewish hate in America

As the repercussions of the deadly Jan. 6 mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol continue to reverberate across the country and beyond, like most Americans, many in the Jewish community looked on with shock...
Twitter on smartphone. Credit: Pixabay.

Following Trump ban, Iranian dissident calls on Twitter to ban Khamenei

Following Twitter banning U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, an Iranian dissident journalist has called on the social-media company to do the same to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a statement to The...
From left: Hillel Neuer, Arsen Ostrovsky, Former MK Dov Lipman, MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Avi Mayer, Michael Dickson, Alex Traiman, Yosef Haddad in Jerusalem, Nov. 24, 2020.

JNS ‘top 40’ global advocates for Israel online assemble for Knesset panel

More than 30 influential pro-Israel advocates participated in a special Knesset panel to address the diplomatic challenges Israel faces amid a growing wave of global anti-Semitism and anti-Israel media bias. The panel was the result...
Parler logo. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Wiesenthal Center warns about Parler opening ‘the door wide’ to anti-Semitism

Parler, a social-media website founded in 2018 that prides itself on allowing virtually unfiltered viewpoint, has allowed anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry to flourish on its site, according to a report released on Thursday by...