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Social media giants ‘are failing to deal with anti-Semitism’


Social media giants ‘are failing to deal with anti-Semitism’: Tech companies took no action on 84 per cent of abusive posts, report reveals

  • Social media involving propaganda such as Holocaust denial not acted upon
  • Centre for Countering Digital Hate reported 714 posts across social media firms 
  • Out of the 714 it flagged up, which had 7.3million impressions, 114 were deleted 

Social media sites failed to act on 84 per cent of reported anti-Semitic posts, a report reveals.

Posts involving propaganda and hate, including claims that the Holocaust was a hoax, were not acted upon by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

The Centre for Countering Digital Hate, a US-UK group, reported 714 posts across leading social media firms over the space of six weeks. 

Out of the 714 it flagged up, which had garnered approximately 7.3million impressions worldwide, only 114 were deleted.

The Centre for Countering Digital Hate, a US-UK group, reported 714 posts across leading social media firms over the space of six weeks

The centre’s Imran Ahmed said ‘social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hate to remain online’

The centre’s Imran Ahmed said ‘social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hate to remain online’

This comes after the centre said Instagram failed to take down more than 94 per cent of racist abuse accounts targeting Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after England’s Euros 2020 final defeat to Italy.

The centre’s Imran Ahmed said ‘social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hate to remain online’. 

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

‘This is why social media is increasingly unsafe for Jewish people, just as it is becoming for women, black people, Muslims, LGBT people and many others.’

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