Social media sites are failing on terror, say MPs

By Josh Jackman, August 25, 2016

The Community Security Trust has welcomed a parliamentary report which accuses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube of “consciously failing” to combat promotion of terrorism on their sites.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee said social media platforms had become “the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism”.


New donor needed for Sharon Berger

By Lianne Kolirin, July 14, 2016

A woman whose life was saved after a community-wide hunt for a bone marrow donor has been diagnosed with leukaemia once again.

Sharon Berger received the devastating news after a routine blood test last week and is now facing several weeks of chemotherapy in medical isolation.


Journalist who flagged up hate trend quits Twitter

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

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.


Backlash against online hate

By Dan Friedman, June 9, 2016

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".


Jewish journalist criticises Twitter after becoming victim to the 'yellow Jewish star of the digital age'

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2016

A Jewish journalist has called on Twitter to crack down on trolling, after he became the victim of antisemitic and homophobic abuse online.


Google, Facebook, Twitter sign EU guidelines on combating hate speech online

By JC Reporter, May 31, 2016

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.


How police are failing over Twitter trolls

By Stephen Pollard, April 26, 2016

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.


Peace? We just tweet

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 7, 2016

The Palestinian and Israeli leaders have invited each other to resume talks, although it does not appear that either of them actually plan to do so any time soon.


SNP politician 'apologises' for 'offence caused' by antisemitic tweet

By Marcus Dysch, November 9, 2015

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.


Social media users adopt Israeli flag images following terror attacks

By Josh Jackman, October 15, 2015

Two campaigns encouraging people to add the Israel flag to their social media profile pictures have attracted more than 14,000 supporters in their first day.