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Watchdog flags over 150,000 posts for antisemtism

Report notes increase in platforms' moderation efforts through increased rates of removal of antisemitic content.

Watchdog flags over 150,000 posts for antisemtism

'You are our soldiers on the digital battlefield'

The head of digital operations in the Israeli Foreign Ministry calls for the public to join in telling the stories of the October 7th massacre.

'You are our soldiers on the digital battlefield'

'We're showing which is the right side of history'

Noah Shufutinsky from StandWithUs Israel tells about the advances being made in representing Israel online.

'We're showing which is the right side of history'

Security guard arrested for incitement to terror

A guard at a Jerusalem hospital praised the attack at the A-Zaatim checkpoint and called for additional acts of terror against Israelis.

Security guard arrested for incitement to terror

BBC employee in hot water over antisemitic posts

BBC scheduler discovered to have called Jewish people “Nazis” who t funded a “holohoax” on social media.

BBC employee in hot water over antisemitic posts

Zuckerberg apologizes to bereaved families

Mark Zuckerberg gave a personal apology to families whose children had been harmed by social media during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting titled 'Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis.'

Zuckerberg apologizes to bereaved families

How Hamas attempted to use Israeli Jews as couriers

The Shin Bet reveals that Israeli Jews were unknowingly in contact with Hamas terrorists from Gaza who gave them various tasks to complete and packages to transfer.

How Hamas attempted to use Israeli Jews as couriers

'Gen Z needs an awakening'

Emily Austin, social media influencer: "You'd be surprised how many students don't know Hamas is a terror group. They think it's just a war between Israel and Hamas, not realizing they're right up next.”

'Gen Z needs an awakening'

'All our leaders need to be replaced'

Bereaved son Micah Lakin Avni lays out the steps for Israel to see a new and brighter future after the war.

'All our leaders need to be replaced'

Chinese company relocates to force workers to quit

Chinese advertising firm moves its offices to a remote mountain site to force workers to quit, only to immediately return to the city and hire new ones.

Chinese company relocates to force workers to quit

Drastic decrease in value of social media platform

Social media platform X lost 71% of its value since acquisition by Elon Musk, caused by the name change and fear of hatred and antisemitism.

Drastic decrease in value of social media platform

Let's take a break from social media

Many "influencers” are good at sharing opinions without enough facts and history or worse, with false facts and history. Op-ed.

Let's take a break from social media

You hate too much – you're probably an Iranian bot!

when you encounter hate speech online, you can reply with the slogan in the title.

You hate too much – you're probably an Iranian bot!

Fake profiles attemting to collect intelligence from soldiers

The IDF has exposed a complex network of fake profiles on social media that attempt to lure soldiers into giving over sensitive information.

Fake profiles attemting to collect intelligence from soldiers

Anti-Israel hackers target Jewish Federation's social media

Pittsburgh Jewish Federation deletes Twitter/X account after being hacked by anti-Israel activists.

Anti-Israel hackers target Jewish Federation's social media

The myth that Israel/Netanyahu created/funded Hamas

The truth behind the social media anti-Israel lies.Opinion.

The myth that Israel/Netanyahu created/funded Hamas

El Al Arab flight attendant fired over post on Hamas attacks

Flight attendant fired after expressing support for terrorists in a post on social media.

El Al Arab flight attendant fired over post on Hamas attacks

Iranian users publish private photos of Ehud Barak

Source of photos is unknown, but Lebanese media outlet claims they came from Netanyahu's office.

Iranian users publish private photos of Ehud Barak

Over 120 Jewish activists urge app stores to drop X

In a letter, more than 120 Jewish activists call on advertisers and app stores to drop Twitter/X.

Over 120 Jewish activists urge app stores to drop X

Cyberbullying has devastating effects on children

One out of three students between the ages of 13 and 15 suffer from cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying has devastating effects on children

Terrorists post video of shooting attack

Terrorists who fired at an IDF post uploaded a video of the attack, showing three shooters using long rifles.

Terrorists post video of shooting attack

Indictments filed against Petah Tikva gang

A prosecutor's statement was filed against a group of four miners filmed beating another minor in a park in Petah Tikva.

Indictments filed against Petah Tikva gang

Musk compliments Trump after his return to X

Owner of social media platform formerly known as Twitter welcomes Trump's first post on the site since his account was reinstated.

Musk compliments Trump after his return to X

Threads to be available without an app

Mark Zuckerberg announces a new web version of Meta’s new social media platform will be rolling out over the next few days.

Threads to be available without an app

Buffalo shooting victims sue social media giants

Lawsuits on behalf of a victim’s family and survivors of 2022 mass shooting allege social media platforms helped radicalize the gunman.

Buffalo shooting victims sue social media giants

'World's richest beggar' now worth an estimated $1 million

He has 'earned' his million by wandering around crowded areas in India, and continues to beg despite owning real estate.

'World's richest beggar' now worth an estimated $1 million

Elon Musk challenges Mark Zuckerberg to a fight

In a series of comically brief social media posts, two of the leading figures in the tech world have agreed to fight one another.

Elon Musk challenges Mark Zuckerberg to a fight

YouTube challenge causes death of five-year-old

A social media challenge to spend fifty hours in a Lamborghini ended in tragedy when the influencers collided with a smart car.

YouTube challenge causes death of five-year-old

People are reading less news

A new study shows that people are actively avoiding the news as a means to protect their mental health.

People are reading less news

Antisemitism panel: 'Jews can be the worst antisemites'

Two leading experts on Jew hatred agree: A lack of unity is our biggest problem to date.

Antisemitism panel: 'Jews can be the worst antisemites'

UK teen TikTok prankster arrested after harassing Orthodox Jews

18-year-old 'Mizzy' arrested after harassing and jumping over Jews, breaking into people's houses.

UK teen TikTok prankster arrested after harassing Orthodox Jews

On “Community Standards” and “Fact Checking”

The "Community Standards” excuse for blocking used by Facebook is an abuse of language. Op-ed.

On “Community Standards” and “Fact Checking”

Online incitement is leading to physical attacks on synagogues

New research finds use of antisemitic terms on social media unifying extremists from differing ideologies in shared hatred of Jews.

Online incitement is leading to physical attacks on synagogues

Texas shooter shared extremist beliefs on social media

Suspected shooter in Allen, Texas, reportedly wrote posts with rants against Jews, women and racial minorities.

Texas shooter shared extremist beliefs on social media

AfD MP resigns after discovery of antisemitic social media posts

Anti-Jewish Telegram posts being investigated by German state security.

AfD MP resigns after discovery of antisemitic social media posts

Alberta diversity panel member resigns over antisemitic posts

Government under scrutiny after discovery of past hateful social media posts by member of new panel tasks with increasing inclusivity.

Alberta diversity panel member resigns over antisemitic posts

'Before Hitler rose to power, he spread fake news'

German woman posts antisemitic video clip on social media, former MK Shirly Pinto responds: 'You want hate, I love.'

'Before Hitler rose to power, he spread fake news'

CNN journalist forced to delete anti-Israeli social media posts

Lebanese-born journalist Tamara Qiblawi forced to delete attacks on Israel that she posted online in the past.

CNN journalist forced to delete anti-Israeli social media posts

ADL: Social media platforms failing to remove Holocaust denial

Ten most popular social media and game platforms receive low or failing grades in the Anti-Defamation League's Holocaust denial report card.

ADL: Social media platforms failing to remove Holocaust denial

Jewish org slams Twitter for surge in hate since Musk takeover

Canada's Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center gives Twitter a grade of D- over its recent failure to tackle antisemitic and hateful content.

Jewish org slams Twitter for surge in hate since Musk takeover

Antisemitism at all-time high on Twitter, study finds

Report blames takeover by Elon Musk for 'persistent and notable elevation' of antisemitism on social media platform.

Antisemitism at all-time high on Twitter, study finds

Trump returns to Facebook for the first time since 2021 ban

Former US President expected to be active on social media as part of his campaign to secure the Republican nomination in 2024 election.

Trump returns to Facebook for the first time since 2021 ban

Blocking terror, one platform at a time

The Palestinian Arabs were among the first extremists to weaponize social media and maximize the reach of this anonymous soapbox.Op-ed.

Blocking terror, one platform at a time

Father of 9 posing as Hasidic Jew charged with molesting sons

TikTok sensation single father who lied about Jewish background facing 11 charges related to sexually abusing 6 children.

Father of 9 posing as Hasidic Jew charged with molesting sons

How Chabad women are tapping into the power of social media

Chabad women come together once a year in person. The rest of the time, there’s Instagram.

How Chabad women are tapping into the power of social media

Nearly 70% of Jews have experienced antisemitism on social media

American Jewish Committee warns platforms need to do more to tackle antisemitism, urges use of IHRA definition to moderate content.

Nearly 70% of Jews have experienced antisemitism on social media

Will social media lose immunity for terrorism?

US Supreme Court to hear lawsuits by families of terror victims over use of social media to incite, plan terrorist attacks.

Will social media lose immunity for terrorism?

Police commissioner orders special team to deal with incitement

The team will deal with incitement to violence on "social media and any other media and platform".

Police commissioner orders special team to deal with incitement

Trump to return to Twitter, leave his own platform

Sources close to former President say he is preparing to return to Twitter and end exclusivity agreement with Truth Social.

Trump to return to Twitter, leave his own platform

Facebook ranked number 1 in removing antisemitic content

Ranking of social media networks in the fight against antisemitism in 2022: Facebook removes the greatest percentage of antisemitic content.

Facebook ranked number 1 in removing antisemitic content

38 handed life sentences over corruption, other charges

Among those sentenced was a businessman whose social media posts sparked protests in 2019.

38 handed life sentences over corruption, other charges

Three more states ban TikTok from government devices

Kentucky, Wisconsin and North Carolina join 20 other states in banning popular app due to privacy and security concerns.

Three more states ban TikTok from government devices

Border Police officer 'forgotten' in Al-Ram

Social media footage seems to show an Israeli officer left behind as her unit moved through a Palestinian town.

Border Police officer 'forgotten' in Al-Ram

Minneapolis councillor apologizes for antisemitic posts

Social media posts from decade ago include praising Hitler and referring to Obama as a "slave of the Jewish lobby."

Minneapolis councillor apologizes for antisemitic posts

Odd, Iran's social media post antisemitic drawings on Azerbaijan

It is to be expected that a neighboring country that has relations with Israel and religious freedom becomes the enemy of Iran. Op-ed.

Odd, Iran's social media post antisemitic drawings on Azerbaijan

Elon Musk searching for new Twitter CEO

Billionaire searching for replacement for himself after poll results in majority saying they want new CEO for the platform.

Elon Musk searching for new Twitter CEO

Watch: Trump berates 'Deep state media silencing' in new video

In a new campaign video, Trump responds to Musk's Twitter Files reports, vowing to reform social media the way we know it.

Watch: Trump berates 'Deep state media silencing' in new video

US lawmakers introduce bill to ban TikTok

Bipartisan group of members of Congress urge TikTok to be banned for ties to Chinese Communist Party.

US lawmakers introduce bill to ban TikTok

Clubhouse suspends Kanye West for antisemitism during Q&A

Social audio platform cuts off private talk hosted by West and then suspends him from platform.

Clubhouse suspends Kanye West for antisemitism during Q&A

ADL urges SCOTUS to protect social media users from harm

ADL calls on Supreme Court to clarify that Section 230 of Communications Decency Act does not grant platforms immunity from hate content.

ADL urges SCOTUS to protect social media users from harm