Social media giants ‘can’t deal with anti-Semitism’

Social media giants ‘can’t deal with anti-Semitism’: Tech companies haven’t taken action against 84 percent of abusive posts, report reveals

  • There has been no response to social media with propaganda such as Holocaust denial
  • Center for Countering Digital Hate reported 714 posts on social media companies
  • Of the 714 that were flagged, which had 7.3 million impressions, 114 were removed

Social media sites failed to respond to 84 percent of reported anti-Semitic posts, a report reveals.

Posts of propaganda and hate, including claims that the Holocaust was a hoax, were not followed up by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

The Center for Countering Digital Hate, a US and UK group, reported 714 posts across leading social media companies in six weeks.

Of the 714 that were flagged, which had accumulated approximately 7.3 million impressions worldwide, only 114 were removed.

The Center for Countering Digital Hate, a US and UK group, reported 714 posts across leading social media companies in six weeks

Imran Ahmed of the center said that 'social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hatred stays online'

Imran Ahmed of the center said that ‘social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hatred stays online’

This comes after the center said Instagram failed to delete more than 94 percent of racist abuse accounts targeting Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka following England’s final defeat at the Euro 2020 against Italy.

Imran Ahmed of the center said that “social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hatred to remain online”.

He added: “Social media has become a safe place for racists… without fear of consequences.

“That’s why social media is becoming increasingly unsafe for Jewish people, as well as for women, black people, Muslims, LGBT people and many others.”

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