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After Knesset fiasco, Twitter still refuses to remove Iran leader’s account

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Twitter is refusing to take down the account of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s account on the social-media platform, even though he posts tweets calling for the genocide of Israel and the Jewish...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Sept. 5, 2018. Credit: Mark Warner via Wikimedia Commons.

Petition to remove Farrakhan from Twitter gains 1,400 signatures and counting

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Nearly 1,400 people have so far signed a petition launched on Aug. 2 to have the account of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan removed from Twitter. The appeal on Change.org includes an open letter addressed to...
American neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust-denier and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke outside the House of Parliament in London, 1978. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Twitter permanently bans David Duke

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Twitter announced on Friday that it has permanently banned white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for “repeated violations of the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.” “This enforcement action is in line with our recently-updated...
Member of Knesset from the Blue and White Party, Michal Cotler-Wunsh speaking at a Knesset hearing on social media. Source: Screenshot.

Knesset makes effort to confront anti-Israel, anti-Jewish posts, hate speech online

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Once heralded for bringing people together as a new form of digital communication, social-media companies have come under greater scrutiny in recent years for the spread of disinformation and extremism on their platforms. On July...

Deputy anti-Semitism envoy slams Twitter for double standard on Khamenei and Trump

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U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim slammed Twitter on Friday for censoring U.S. President Donald Trump, but not Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction, saying...
Ylwa Pettersson, Twitter’s head of policy for the Nordic countries and Israel. Source: Twitter.

Twitter to Knesset Committee: Khamenei’s calls to destroy Israel don’t violate our guidelines

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A Twitter official said on Wednesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s calls for the genocide of the Jews do not violate the social-media platform’s rules. Speaking with Israel’s Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and...
British rapper Wiley, Nov. 25, 2011. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram remove British rapper Wiley after anti-Semitic posts

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Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have deactivated the accounts belonging to the British rap star Wiley after he posted anti-Semitic remarks. “There is no place for hate speech on Facebook and Instagram,” a company spokesperson told The Guardian....
Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Ephraim Mirvis. Credit: Office of the Chief Rabbi.

Jewish entities worldwide institute 48-hour freeze on Twitter over hate speech

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International Jewish groups are joining in a 48-hour abstention from Twitter in solidarity with Jews in the United Kingdom after British rap star Wiley, who has hundreds of thousands of followers, went on an...
British rapper Wiley, Nov. 25, 2011. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

UK Home Secretary blasts Twitter, Instagram, over ‘abhorrent’ anti-Semitic posts

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Home Secretary of the United Kingdom Priti Patel demanded an explanation from Twitter and Instagram on Sunday regarding the length of time anti-Semitic posts by British rapper Richard Kylea Cowie Jr., aka Wiley, were allowed...
The Twitter logo. Credit: Twitter.

Twitter clarifies stance on Star of David imagery after users accounts locked

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Twitter has clarified its stance at using the Star of David imagery after some users who display it in their profile pictures were locked out of their accounts for using “hateful imagery.” According to the...