Friday, January 29, 2016

Study: Vast Majority of Antisemitic Material Remains on Social Media Even After User Complaints

Via Algemeiner:
Eighty percent of the content identified by a prominent study on antisemitism across major Internet platforms like Facebook and YouTube remains on the Web today, the Online Hate Prevention Institute reported this week.

This amounted to about 1,620 “unique items of social media content” reported by users as antisemitic, using a tool launched by the Australian government to measure the response to online antisemitism.

This demonstrates a significant gap between what the community understand to be antisemitic, and expects to be a violation of community standards which prohibit hate speech, and what social media platforms are currently willing to remove,” said the study, which was authored by Australian-based Dr. Andre Oboler on behalf of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism.

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