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Combat Anti-Semitism: Trying to combat the haters – The Jerusalem Post

| July 9, 2020

"I met antisemitism from an early age and saw the face of being a Jew in the Diaspora. I felt at home only between the four walls of my home. I understood that as a Jew, I am different.At 18, Sacha Roytman Dratwa moved to Israel from his native Belgium, served in the IDF for eight years, and then worked as director of digital advocacy for the World Jewish Congress

Trumps attacks on left-wing cultural revolution are an anti-Semitic dogwhistle – Forward

| July 9, 2020

On Friday, President Trump rang in Fourth of July weekend with a speech and fireworks display at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, a stark contrast with the large number of fireworks displays that were canceled across the rest of the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Germanys moment has arrived to tackle European antisemitism – The Jerusalem Post

| July 9, 2020

On July 1, Germany took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.Of course, policy disagreements exist between Germany and Israel, not least over possible annexation. However, none of this can overshadow the deep and warm relations between the two countries, carefully nurtured over many decades.

OPINION | Zuckerberg says advertisers will be back ‘soon enough’. Sadly, he might be right – News24

| July 9, 2020

Mark ZuckerbergPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Advertisers are taking a stand against Facebooks stance on hate speech, and it's causing the social media giant some bruises. On 26 June, the share price nosedived 8%, costing Mark Zuckerberg $7 billion (R119 billion).

How the ADL went from working with Facebook to leading a boycott against it – Forward

| July 6, 2020

Image by facebook (JTA) It was when Mark Zuckerberg said he would allow Holocaust denial on his platform that the Anti-Defamation League realized its partnership with Facebook wasnt working. The social media giant and the Jewish civil rights group had been working together for years to curb hate speech online. In October 2017, Facebook headlined a new ADL initiative to start a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab in collaboration with Silicon Valleys biggest companies.

How the ADL went from working with Facebook to boycotting against it – The Jerusalem Post

| July 6, 2020

(JTA) It was when Mark Zuckerberg said he would allow Holocaust denial on his platform that the Anti-Defamation League realized its partnership with Facebook wasnt working.The social media giant and the Jewish civil rights group had been working together for years to curb hate speech online. In October 2017, Facebook headlined a new ADL initiative to start a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab in collaboration with Silicon Valleys biggest companies.Then, nine months later, Zuckerberg told the tech site Recode that while he personally found Holocaust denial deeply offensive, he said, I dont believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong

Which companies have pulled their ads from Facebook so far? – NBC News

| July 6, 2020

As Facebook continues to receive criticism for its handling of hate speech, corporations and advertisers are pulling away as part of #StopHateForProfit, an activist campaign forcing the social network to counteract harmful content on its platform. The initiative created by a civil rights coalition that includes the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, Color of Change, and other nonprofits believes Facebook failed to censor President Donald Trump when he warned protesters in Minneapolis, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts. The group organizing the boycott has called on businesses to pause Facebook advertising for the month of July

The next culture war will be over climate change – Spectator.co.uk

| July 6, 2020

It is steadily becoming clear where the woke brigade will go once the current moral panic over racism has run its course (which cant be long, following the newsthat London estate agents have stopped using the term master bedroom to avoid its connotations with slavery). A week ago Andrew Willshire wrote hereof how the activist group Hope Not Hate has now decided that climate change denialism is now a hate crime

Anti-Semites and Holocaust Deniers Are Using TikTok to Target Youth, Study Shows – Jewish Journal

| June 24, 2020

The popular TikTok video-sharing service is being used for more than just awkward dances by users, according to a new study in Israel. Anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers and other far-right extremists are going on the social media platform to reach young people,researchers from the University of Haifa and Israels Institute for Counter Terrorism found in a report titled Spreading Hate on TikTok. From February through May, it said, there were 196 postings related to far-right extremism, with one-fifth of them related to anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial

Google adds fact checking labels to its images to combat spread of doctored photos – iNews

| June 24, 2020

Google will start applying fact check labels to the search results in its Images section in a bid to curb the spread of doctored photos contributing to fake news online. The search giant will display a few lines of contextual information below certain images in the Images section of search and within fact checking articles that contain pictures, the company confirmed in a blog post. Fact check labels appear on results that come from independent, authoritative sources on the web that meet our criteria, said Harris Cohen, Googles group product manager for search.


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