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Black/white relations. Credit: The Canadian Jewish News.

Don’t accept the myth of ‘Jewish privilege’

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For one day at least, Twitter became a forum for some honesty, as opposed to the usual orgy of nastiness and pointless memes. After seeing the hashtag #Jewishprivilege used to spread anti-Semitic smears, a...
Rapper and film actor Ice Cube at a screening for "Ride Along" in Chicago, on Jan. 9, 2014. Credit: Adam Bielawski via Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish groups react to more anti-Semitic tweets by Ice Cube

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Rapper and film actor Ice Cube has been getting a chilly reception, including from Jewish and pro-Israel groups, for sharing on Twitter anti-Semitic images amid the backlash over the death of 46-year-old African-American George...
A Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in St. Paul, Minn., in 2015. Credit: Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons.

Cancel culture comes to the Conference of Presidents

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Americans are united in their outrage about the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was wrongfully killed by a Minneapolis policeman. But the reaction to the death of Floyd has transcended the...
Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Credit: Troy Holden via Wikimedia Commons.

Who checks Twitter’s Trump fact-checkers?

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Many cheered this week when they saw that Twitter had added a warning label to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets. The tweets concerned the president’s allegation that an election in which most ballots...
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Dec. 27, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli minister calls on Twitter CEO to ban Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

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Newly appointed Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen has sent a letter to Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey calling for the immediate suspension of the Twitter account of Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for his...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the press regarding the extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and its Jewish communities, on Sept. 10, 2019. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Netanyahu to Khamenei: Those threatening Israel with destruction face similar danger

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday for using Nazi imagery to threaten Israel with destruction. Responding to an anti-Semitic image that Khamenei shared on Twitter—a poster reading,...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Source: Twitter.

De Blasio comes under scrutiny for another tweet directed at Jewish community

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For the second time in almost as many weeks, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come under scrutiny for actions some say are targeting the more than 1 million Jews in the...
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Credit: YouTube.

In deleted tweet, Tlaib falsely blames ‘white supremacy’ for Jersey City shooting

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Thursday falsely blamed “white supremacy” for Tuesday’s shooting at the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) retweeted a post on Thursday by the anti-Israel group IfNotNow,...
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Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah

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Social-networking service Twitter has suspended numerous accounts affiliated with the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, according to media reports on Saturday. Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television station protested on Saturday that most of its Twitter accounts had...
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Lawmakers accuse Twitter of allowing content from Hamas and Hezbollah, violating law

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A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers accused Twitter on Tuesday of violating U.S. law in allowing content from U.S.-designated terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and Hamas, to appear on its site. Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Tom...