Anti-Semitic Speech on Social Media – Significant Rise in 2020


The year 2020 was not only the time of a global epidemic, but also marked a significant increase in anti-Semitic discourse on social media, according to a 2020-2021 report by the Fighting Online Antisemitism movement released on Wednesday.

The report summarizes content posted around the world over the past 12 months and focuses on the top five media platforms: Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.

Twitter was the most anti-Semitic platform, with 36% of the overall global anti-Semitic content, while TikTok was the last with just 2%. The Middle East was found to be the biggest source of anti-Semitic content at 30%, while 10% came from Europe and 9% from the United States.

The report notes that general censorship and blocking policies on social media platforms are only videos that call for the destruction of Israel or feature vandalize of the Israeli flag were not removed as they are considered political opinion, while content that called for harming people was removed.

“The report’s alarming findings require an immediate meeting of relevant government departments,” said Tomer Aldubi, founder and CEO of Fighting Online Antisemitism. “It was only during the latest wave of violence that we saw aspects of anti-Semitism online and their impact on global public opinion. We must understand that today’s fight is not only against Iran and the enemies of Israel, but also against anti-Semitism and public opinion.


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