Twitter To Remove Anti-Semitic French Messages

10/20/2012 - 20:00

 Twitter has reportedly agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages from its website and to block access to an account linked to German neo-Nazis.

Stephane Lilti, an attorney for the Union of French Jewish Students said that Twitter has agreed to remove tweets that her group has flagged as anti-Semitic, according to the French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur.

Twitter Rapped For Abetting Hate Speech After 'Good Jew' Meme

10/15/2012 - 20:00


Twitter has been engulfed in a wave of French anti-Semitic posts using the hashtag #unbonjuif, meaning “a good Jew” in French.

The tweets were condemned by French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday.

In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said the social networking service, founded in 206 with an estimated 500 million current users,“lags far behind other established social media platforms” in tackling hate speech and banning those who use it. 

On Twitter, Jewish Journalists Targeted By A Torrent Of Anti-Semitism

10/20/2016 - 11:05

(RNS) A flood of anti-Jewish hate speech targeting Jewish journalists on Twitter rose with the political fortunes of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading “No Place for Hate in Maine”. RNS

Jared Kushner’s Employee Blasts Him For Ignoring Anti-Semitic Trump Tweet

‘How do you allow this?’ New York Observer writer Dana Schwartz asks in open letter.

07/05/2016 - 17:56
Editorial Intern

Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law has been called out by a writer for the New York Observer, a newspaper he owns, for allowing perceived anti-Semitic messaging to be used in his father-in-law’s presidential campaign.

The original tweet sent out by the Trump campaign. It was later reposted with a red circle in place of the star.

After Tel Aviv, Snapchat Highlights West Bank

Checkpoints, separation wall featured in social media initiative.

07/08/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Two days after Snapchat received negative social media backlash for its “Tel Aviv Live” feed, it chose to feature The West Bank in its global “story” initiative.

Three images featured as part of "West Bank Live." Via Snapchat.

Wife Of Israel’s Interior Minister Tweets Obama Joke, Apologizes

06/22/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom apologized after tweeting an inappropriate joke about President Barack Obama.

Sarah Silverman Tweets Support For Israel’s Meretz Party

03/10/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — American comedian Sarah Silverman called on Israeli voters to cast their ballots for the left-wing Meretz party.

Anti-Semitic Social Media Targets Jewish MP

11/02/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A torrent of anti-Semitic tweets and emails – including a death threat -- to Luciana Berger, a Jewish member of the British parliament, has prompted a parliamentary debate tomorrow [Tuesday] on the matter.

Rappers' Commandments: One Million Of Them

New website presents popular Twitter tweets from artists and rappers as the modern day Ten Commandments.

10/22/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Bet you didn't know there are more than just Ten Commandments. More than 613, even.

The Ten Commandments Meet the 21st Century. Via

Hey, Jewish Orgs: #ResistFads

The Jewish community needs to consider the possibility that social media is a bad investment.

05/05/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last week, in the run-up to Yom HaShoah the Israel Defense Forces' Interactive Media Branch called on their followers to "contribute to Holocaust remembrance" by posting "a photo of yourself together with a Holocaust survivor on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #WeAreHere."

Russel Neiss
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