New study shows that Antisemitism on Twitter has risen dramatically

According to a new study from the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (ISCA), Antisemitism on Twitter has dramatically increased.

Between 2019 and 2020, more than two million tweets regarding Jews or Israel were antisemitic.

The antisemitic content was primarily related to plots for Jewish world domination, the conflict in the Middle East and the Holocaust,” the ISCA said.

“We need to do more research to identify the sources of antisemitic propaganda. Some of it comes from neo-Nazi groups, anti-Zionist organizations and Iranian-sponsored activities.”

Tweets about Jews increased by 11 percent in 2020 to 1,531,912, and over the same period antisemitic tweets about Jews increased to 14 percent of all tweets.

Antisemitic tweets about Israel were posted almost every five seconds in 2020.

“The majority of antisemitic tweets in conversations about Israel related to denying the Jewish people a right to self-determination, followed by using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism in reference to (Jewish) Israelis or Israel.”


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