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The divided land of ‘woke’ and Tory – The Guardian

| September 6, 2020

Writing last weekend on the scandal surrounding the Proms absence of patriotic songs, the former minister of fun David Mellors opined, the person I feel most sorry for is Edward Elgar, the composer of Land of Hope and Glory. Not black Britons offended by Rule, Britannia!s references to slaves; not black Britons annoyed by people taking offence on their behalf; and not the blameless female Finnish conductor suffering death threats for, in Mellorss words, uttering a load of woke nonsense about Black Lives Matter. No.

#HoloHoax: Researchers say Facebook and Twitter have a conceptual blindspot around Holocaust denial – CTech

| August 26, 2020

While anti-Semitism has been prevalent on social media for many years, a new study by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue (ISD) has found cases where platforms like Facebook are actively promoting Holocaust denial in their recommendation algorithms. Its study, Hosting the Holohoax: A Snapshot of Holocaust Denial Across Social Media addresses how certain words and phrases are used across major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Youtube.

Will the UKs housebuilding algorithm join the governments growing AI graveyard? – The Next Web

| August 26, 2020

Its been a seriously rough few weeks for algorithms in the UK. The problems started on August 7, whenthe British government scrapped analgorithm used in visa applications, following allegations that it was creating speedy boarding for white people. Weeks later,England joined Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in ditching a model used to calculate school exam resultsafter evidence emerged that it had penalized poorer students

After 18 Years, ADL’s Amanda Susskind Moves to the Constitutional Rights Foundation – Jewish Journal

| August 26, 2020

Over the past few years of her 18-year tenure as the Los Angeles Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Amanda Susskind said she began noticing a subversion of the democratic process throughout the nation. The trend, she said, may have been brought into focus by the current administration, but it certainly didnt start there. Nonetheless, when trends that she considers existential threats rear their heads, the Berkeley-raised Susskind runs toward the conflict with a mindset geared toward bringing about meaningful change

InterVarsity Press and the Jews: A Troubled History – The Times of Israel

| August 26, 2020

Earlier this year, InterVarsity Press, an Evangelical publishing house in the U.S. which shares content with the similarly named Inter-Varsity Press in the United Kingdom, published a 192- page book about Christians who saved Jews during the Holocaust. The book, released on March 17, 2020, is titled Defying the Holocaust: Ten Courageous Christians Who Supported Jews.

Holocaust denial graffitied at site of Nazi massacre in France – The Guardian

| August 22, 2020

Vandals have scrawled graffiti denying the Holocaust on a wall in the village that was the site of the Nazis biggest massacre of civilians in France during the second world war. The justice minister vowed on Saturday to bring those responsible to justice. Officials in Oradour-sur-Glane, near Limoges in central France, put up a tarpaulin to cover the graffiti discovered on Friday on the wall at the entrance to the Centre de la Mmoire (Centre for Remembrance)

How the forced sale of TikTok could splinter the internet – The Verge

| August 22, 2020

Well, you know how it is. Head out the door for a long-planned vacation, pray nothing major erupts before you get back, and before you can so much as pack a suitcase the president announces that ByteDance must sell TikTok or else TikTok will be banned in the United States. The timing was abrupt

What did Wiley say on Twitter? Antisemitic tweets from the grime rapper explained as he is banned permanently from social media platforms – The…

| August 22, 2020

What's OnThe antisemitic tweets from the rapper has resulted in a permanent ban from a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and TikTok Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 4:33 pm British rapper Wiley posted a thread of antisemitic comments on his Twitter account which has resulted in getting banned from various social media platforms. The incident also saw calls for social media platforms to tighten their policies around hate speech - including from Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Daily Mail loses defamation case to Lord Iltaf Sheikh over hate allegations – The News International

| August 2, 2020

LONDON: Senior Conservative Party politician Lord Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh has won a defamation case against Associated Newspapers Limited, publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail Online. The case pertained to an article published in August 2018 accusing him of appearing at a hate conference held in Tunisia with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, for hosting in the House of Lords the well-known Pakistani religious leader Muhammad Hassam Haseeb-ur-Rehman, as well as allegedly supporting a Hamas leader. The article titled EXCLUSIVE: Top Tory peers appearance at Corbyns hate conference in Tunisia comes after YEARS of rubbing shoulders with Islamists, hate preachers and Holocaust deniers accused Lord Sheikh of mixing with extremist, Holocaust deniers and hate preachers and focused on his attendance at a conference in Tunisia in 2014 where it had earlier been widely reported that Jeremy Corbyn had participated in a wreath-laying ceremony

Some Other Prominent Jews Who Resigned in Protest – Algemeiner

| August 2, 2020

Bari Weiss on The View. Photo: Screenshot. With her recent resignation from The New York Times, Bari Weiss joined a small but distinguished group of American Jews who have resigned in protest from positions of stature, choosing to sacrifice their self-interest for the sake of principle.


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