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January 15, 2015

As news of the attack on the Parisian kosher supermarket broke last week, social media was flooded with messages of support for the victims.

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Police investigate hate tweets aimed at Lord Sugar

By Sandy Rashty, January 14, 2015

British Jewish businessman Lord Sugar has contacted the police after being trolled with antisemitic messages over the weekend.

The BBC Apprentice boss, a supporter of the Jewish Care charity, was called “you old Jewish c***” on Twitter.

Lord Sugar, 67, reported the incident to the police.

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Councillor apologises for Auschwitz image tweet

By JC Reporter, January 7, 2015

A councillor who posted an offensive tweet which appeared to liken the Tories' economic policy to that of the Nazis has been suspended from the Labour Party.

Rosemary Healy published a doctored image of a Conservative election poster showing the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on her social media account on Tuesday.

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Ban hate terms, MP tells Twitter

By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2014

Social media companies should ban the use of racist words on their sites, a Jewish MP targeted by abusive internet users has said.

Luciana Berger said online hatred must be taken as seriously as abuse perpetrated offline.

The Labour politician received more than 2,500 antisemitic tweets in three days during a campaign against her in October.

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Abused MP Luciana Berger urges Twitter to act on racism

By Marcus Dysch, December 19, 2014

A Jewish MP targeted by abusive internet users has called on social media companies including Twitter to ban the use of racist words on their sites.

Luciana Berger said online hatred must be taken as seriously as abuse perpetrated offline.

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Twitter row over Yachad

By Naomi Firsht, December 11, 2014

One of the leaders of Sussex Friends of Israel leader has had his Twitter account suspended after bombarding the director of Yachad with "threatening" tweets over IsrAction Day.

Simon Cobbs told Hannah Weisfeld that her group was anti-Israel and pro-boycott.

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Twitter: your case is so confidential, we can't discuss it

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2014

Twitter has refused to talk to an MP about his experience of neo-Nazi cyber-hate despite him travelling to Dublin to speak to the social media company this week.

Labour MP John Mann said the internet giant's representatives would not discuss the abuse he had suffered.

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Twitter gets the message wrong on hate

By John Mann MP, November 27, 2014

As readers might know, I have commissioned an all-party parliamentary inquiry into the antisemitism that emanated from the Middle-East conflict, and which led to an unprecedented rise of incidents this summer.

According to the Community Security Trust, some 25 per cent of the incidents that occurred, manifested on social media.

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Pro-Israel MP in tweet row

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2014

Veteran Labour MP Ivan Lewis has accused a party backbencher of "manipulating" internal party politics.

Mr Lewis, the Shadow Northern Ireland minister and a former vice-chair of Labour Friends of Israel, appeared to claim Tom Watson had tried to influence the selection process for a new Scottish Labour leader.

Mr Watson wrote an article for the Sunday Herald newspaper warning against Scottis

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Social media is failing to combat abuse

By Marcus Dysch, November 6, 2014

The MP leading efforts to combat online antisemitism has attacked internet companies for their "insufficient" response to the abuse.

John Mann said firms including Twitter and Facebook had not taken their responsibilities seriously and that "something is significantly wrong" with their approach to tackling hatred on their sites.

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