The Jewish journalist who shed a light on the tactic used by far-right activists to identify Jews on Twitter so they can be attacked has quit the social media platform over its handling of antisemitic abuse.
Jews on Twitter and Facebook have started putting triple parentheses around their names - as above - as a way of hitting back at antisemitic internet trolls.
Called "echoes" by the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who invented them, these parentheses are named after the echo sound effect used to mark out Jewish names in the right-wing hate podcast "The Daily Shoah".
The European Commission has produced a guide on countering hate speech online.
The code of conduct, which requires companies to review the majority of flagged hate speech within 24 hours and remove it, if necessary, has been signed by internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.
A fortnight ago on the Today programme, the national police chiefs’ lead officer on digital crime, the Essex Chief Constable, Stephen Kavanagh, admitted that an “inconsistent” approach to online abuse is undermining the confidence of victims. He said the police were determined to improve how they deal with the “explosion” of online abuse.
The Scottish National Party has apologised on behalf of a MSP after she posted an antisemitic image on Twitter “in error”.
Sandra White, who represents the party in the Glasgow Kelvin seat at Holyrood, had highlighted a cartoon of piglets suckling a large pig with the word “Rothschild” written on it and showing a bank with a Star of David.