WJC study: the number of Antisemitic content in social networks increased

The World Jewish Congress published a study on anti-Semitism in social networks for January 2018. According to the document, which describes the situation for all countries, in the first month of 2018 the number of publications of anti-Semitic content increased by 30% compared to 2016. In addition, the number of discussions devoted to the denial of the Holocaust of European Jewry during the Second World War doubled. It is specified that if in blog formats and Twitter the number of anti-Semitic posts increased, then in Instagram, Facebook and Youtube it decreased.

The report says that between January 1 and 24, 2018, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi symbols appeared on average 550 times a day (23 publications per hour). Publications devoted to the denial of the Holocaust appeared on average 4.5 times per hour (108 publications per day).

Over the past month in total, about 13, 200 publications of anti-Semitic content were published. Of these in 2,600 posts, the Holocaust was either denied, or its scale was significantly understated. The difference between the countries is also noticeable. If in Germany the number of anti-Semitic posts in January 2018 decreased compared to 2016, in Poland, Switzerland and Serbia, on the contrary, it increased dramatically.

 

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