Anti-Jewish sentiment 'at home' on social media

Anti-Jewish sentiment 'at home' on social media

Anti-Jewish sentiment 'at home' on social media

A conservative media watchdog says big players in the social media world clearly are giving anti-Semitism a pass, effectively allowing their platforms to spew things one might have heard in Nazi Germany decades ago.

Numerous news outlets have documented the fact that several of the major social media platforms have been increasingly aggressive at censoring conservative speech and information that counters liberal narratives. But it's apparent one thing they're not censoring is anti-Semitism.

According to the Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH), platforms like Facebook, Instagram (related article), TikTok, Twitter and YouTube altogether got complaints concerning more than 700 "racist anti-Jewish" posts in May and June – and failed to act on 84% of them. Collectively, those posts were viewed an estimated 7.3 million times.

Dan Gainor of MRC TechWatch says he's seen the anti-Jewish rants firsthand.

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"There's a lot of things that get a big pass. [For example,] the leader of Iran who talks about genociding the state of Israel is still on Twitter," he shares. "So, the Ayatollah Khamenei can say whatever he wants and be on Twitter – but the President of the United States got censored and knocked off Twitter."

The posts, according to the CCDH report entitled "Failure to Protect," included Holocaust denials and conspiracy theories about Jewish bankers and businessmen – and taken as a whole, constitute an "increasing threat" to the Jewish community.

"We're basically looking at stuff that you would have been appalled by and you would have expected to see in 1930s Nazi Germany," Gainor emphasizes.

The Center for Countering Digital Hatred recommends, among other things, that the platforms hire and train moderators to remove what it describes as "misinformation" and "groups dedicated to antisemitism" … and ban accounts "that send racist abuse directly to Jewish users."

But Gainor contends CCDH is a far-left watchdog that's merely setting the table so they can come after those on the right. "… They're going to censor conservatives, not liberals," he warns.

"The people who are the real problem now for Jewish people, particularly in America, is the Left," he concludes. "And the insane garbage they're enduring from the Left is astonishing."