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Musk takeover of Twitter unanimously approved by board

Twitter board unanimously approves Musk takeover, with Musk saying he wants social media platform to be more appealing to increase users.

Musk takeover of Twitter unanimously approved by board

ADL survey finds online hate-based harassment widespread

Poll finds dramatic increase in online harassment, especially against Jews, other minority groups, and teens.

Online hate-based harassment widespread

Doctors to strike Thursday & Friday to protest patient violence against healthcare workers

Dr. Alroy-Preis blames "social media free-for-all on COVID for this unrestrained madness."

Doctors to strike Thursday & Friday

Social Media Giants stifle Iranian protesters

The Iranian authorities have a new partner in silencing the protests - the Big Tech companies, Instagram and Facebook in particular. Op-ed.

Social Media Giants stifle Iranian protestersplayer

Trump claims Google is sabotaging his new social media platform

But Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes says platform will have Android app available by the end of May.

Trump claims Google is sabotaging his new social media platform

NY Times admits: Trump was right

Trump appears to have been right all along but the left-wing media is admitting it when he's already out of office.

NY Times admits: Trump was rightplayer

This Jewish food influencer is just 20, but has millions of followers

Food influencer Eitan Bernath has millions of followers, is the CEO of his own company and has a new cookbook — all at age 20.

This Jewish food influencer is 20, but has millions of followers

Ben Shapiro: No one talks about the dangers of social media

Shapiro points out how divisive and misleading social media has become within the political discourse.

Ben Shapiro: No one talks about the dangers of social mediaplayer

Government cyber department reports modest success in combating online incitement

Thousands of requests submitted to have problematic content removed. TikTok removed over half; Twitter less than a third.

Cyber dept reports modest success in combating online incitement

Trump vows to stay off Twitter despite Musk's takeover

Trump won't return to Twitter 'regardless of who is in charge' while a survey found that only 26% of Americans trust social media.

Trump vows to stay off Twitter despite Musk's takeoverplayer

'Schindler's List' leggings removed from online design marketplace

E-commerce site Redbubble restricts ‘Schindler’s List’ design after leggings go viral.

'Schindler's List' leggings removed from online marketplace

WaPo blasted for doxing 'Libs of TikTok' creator, highlighting that she's an Orthodox Jew

Washington Post sparks outrage after revealing identify of the creator of the popular but controversial account and mentioning she's Jewish.

WaPo blasted for doxing 'Libs of TikTok' creator as Jewish

Clothes with images from Holocaust movie go viral

‘Schindler’s List’ leggings? Clothes with images from the Holocaust movie go viral on social media.

Clothes with images from Holocaust movie go viral

Israeli authorities remove nearly 6,000 social media posts urging more attacks on Jews

Thousands of posts defending terror attacks and calling for more violence against Jews taken down since Be'er Sheva stabbing.

Israeli authorities remove nearly 6,000 social media posts

Elon Musk buys 10% stake in Twitter

After blasting social media giant for failing to adhere to free speech principles, Musk becomes company's largest shareholder.

Elon Musk buys 10% stake in Twitterplayer

Russian tech regulator brands Youtube 'terrorist in nature'

Agency accuses YouTube of threatening “the life and health of Russian citizens.”

Russian tech regulator brands YouTube 'terrorist in nature'

Instagram latest social media platform to be banned in Russia

The social network is the latest media outlet to be banned by the Kremlin.

Russia bans Instagram for threats to assassinate Putinplayer

ADL launches machine-learning tool to detect social media antisemitism

ADL’s new Online Hate Index finds that major social media sites fail to remove 70% of antisemitic content.

ADL launches machine-learning tool to detect antisemitism

Trump launches new social media platform

Truth Social, offered on Apple App Store, was the top free app in the US on Monday morning.

Trump launches new social media platform

Trump's social media venture to launch on Monday

Former President's Truth Social network appears set to launch in Apple's App Store on Monday.

Trump's social media venture to launch on Monday

Israeli-Arab Israel advocate censored by YouTube

Online Israel advocate Yoseph Haddad has been removed from Instagram and now faces age restrictions from YouTube, but refuses to give up.

Israeli-Arab Israel advocate censored by YouTube

Two US officials note correlation between online extremism and Texas attack

Attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Texas preceded by spike in coordinated social media campaign for ‘Lady Al Qaeda.’

Two US officials link online extremism, Texas attack

UK watchdog report reveals online antisemitism by police officers

Report reveals culture of antisemitism, racism, misogyny and other hateful posts by London police on social media and in messaging apps.

UK watchdog report reveals online antisemitism by cops

Diaspora Min. report: 1,200% increase in number of anti-Semitic posts inciting to violence

Calls for violence against Jews on social media spiked dramatically in May 2021 during Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza, Ministry of Dia

1,200% rise in number of anti-Semitic posts inciting to violence

Trump to launch new social media network in February

TRUTH Social, former US President's social media app, will launch on February 21.

Trump to launch new social media network in February

ADL Report: Social media firms failing to flag white supremacist content

Anti-Defamation League calls on social media firms to use its research to improve upon distinction between hate and commonplace speech.

Social media firms failing to flag white supremacist content

Capitol rioter compares her to treatment to that of ‘Jews in Germany’

Texas real estate agent and social media personality claims she is being persecuted "just like they did that to the Jews in Germany."

Capitol rioter claims she's being treated like 'Jews in Germany'

Israel to train social media influencers to combat antisemitism and anti-Zionism

The “Influencers Project” features young Israeli influencers with a combined social media following of 30 million fans.

Israel to train social media influencers to combat antisemitism

Netanyahu: Sa'ar promoting anti-democratic legislation

Opposition chairman blasts Justice Minister over law prohibiting incitement on social media.

Netanyahu: Sa'ar promoting anti-democratic legislation

EU lawmakers: Facebook needs to do more to remove antisemitism from its platform

European Lawmakers are taking Facebook to task for not doing enough to remove antisemitic content form its platform.

EU lawmakers: Facebook needs to do more to remove antisemitism

Massachusetts firefighter accused of anti-Semitic social media post

The city of Worcester has opened an investigation after a firefighter was accused of posting an anti-Semitic image to Instagram.

Massachusetts firefighter accused of posting anti-Semitic image

Study: Half a million anti-Semitic tweets sent per year in the UK

New British study finds that an astonishing half million overtly anti-Semitic tweets are sent every year in the UK.

Half a million anti-Semitic tweets sent per year in the UK

Netanyahu: Bennett-Lapid govt. seeking to censor the right

Opposition leader claims law on social media restrictions 'danger to democracy, effort to steal next election.'

Netanyahu: Bennett-Lapid govt. seeking to censor the right

Improving online discourse starts with all of us

Let us pause, take a deep breath and remember that flagrant and hurtful language doesn’t get us anywhere.

Improving online discourse starts with all of us

Herzog and Meta in Israel launch 'Think Good' campaign to change online discourse

Among those joining the campaign: PM Bennett, Foreign Minister Lapid, Interior Minister Shaked, MKs Regev and Zohar, and others.

President Herzog and Meta seek to change online discourse

UK rapper Wiley removed from Twitter after latest anti-Jewish rant

Wiley has been suspended again from Twitter and Instagram after posting a torrent of anti-Semitic material on both social media sites.

Rapper Wiley removed from Twitter after latest anti-Jewish rant

Majority of Facebook employees no longer 'like' working there, internal survey finds

An internal employee survey from Facebook that was recently leaked showed that employees at the company are at odds with its direction.

Majority of Facebook employees no longer 'like' working there

Quebec man convicted for online incitement to hatred against Jews

In hateful social media post, Trois-Rivières man ranted against Jews and threatened to blow up a Montreal synagogue.

Quebec man convicted for online incitement against Jews

ADL unveils template to reduce hate on social media platforms

The ADL Social Pattern Library will aid developers and designers in reducing hate on social media platforms.

ADL unveils template to reduce hate on social media platforms

Bereaved father blocked by Bennett on Twitter

Herzl Hajaj, whose daughter was murdered in attack, blocked by Bennett's social media team, which later unblocks him and apologizes.

Bereaved father blocked by Bennett on Twitter