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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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Twitter shunning its moral duty

November 6, 2014

There could be no clearer demonstration of the seriousness with which Twitter regards antisemitism than its response over the past two weeks to the JC's attempts to elicit answers to a series of basic questions following the abuse of Luciana Berger.

There has been no response. Nothing.

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Miliband joins in calls for action after 'shocking' Berger attacks

By Marcus Dysch, November 6, 2014

Ed Miliband has condemned the social media abuse directed at Luciana Berger.

The Labour leader said the "shocking attacks" on Ms Berger and fellow Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman had "highlighted the new channels by which antisemites spread their vile views".

He called on social media sites to do "all they can" to protect users from online abuse.

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Neo-Nazi gave out internet abuse tips in campaign against Luciana Berger

By Marcus Dysch, October 30, 2014

A neo-Nazi website based in the US is behind a co-ordinated campaign of antisemitic abuse targeting Britain's youngest Jewish MP, the JC can reveal.

The site provides a user guide to harassing Luciana Berger and has created offensive images to be shared by internet trolls and sent to her via social media sites.

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Lib Dems won't act over 'Israel control' tweet

By Marcus Dysch, October 30, 2014

Controversial Liberal Democrat MP David Ward will not face disciplinary action after using Twitter to post an Israel-related message which included an antisemitic trope.

Mr Ward took to Twitter on Saturday night, telling followers: "After Commons Palestine vote what next? Need to expose Pro-Israel control of MPs against recognition."

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This war is complex, long and maybe unwinnable

By Marcus Dysch, October 30, 2014

The rapid growth in online hatred poses a vast challenge to police, legislators and internet companies. The emergence of sites including Twitter and Facebook has provided trolls and racists with direct lines of communication to their targets.

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Jail sentence strikes right balance in tackling online abuse

By Julian Hunt, October 24, 2014

This is the latest in a series of recent cases where magistrates have given prison sentences to those sending grossly offensive messages through the internet.

Those individuals who posted vile tweets against Stella Creasy MP and the footballer Fabrice Muamba, and who advocated the bombing of mosques after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, have all been jailed.

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Luciana Berger targeted by antisemites after jailing of abusive internet troll

By Marcus Dysch, October 24, 2014

The jailing of an internet troll who sent antisemitic messages to MP Luciana Berger has sparked a wave of copycat abuse targeting the Labour shadow cabinet member.

Merseysider Garron Helm was handed a four-week prison term on Monday after admitting sending an “obscene” Hitler-related tweet to Ms Berger.

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MP welcomes jail term for hate tweeter

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 23, 2014

Jewish MP Luciana Berger has welcomed the jail sentence given to the man who sent her antisemitic tweets.

Ms Berger said the four-week prison term handed to Garron Helm sent "a clear message that hate crime is not tolerated in our country".

She hoped it would encourage others to report such crimes.

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Kick It Out reports Liverpool new year hate tweets to police

By JC Reporter, October 3, 2014

Football anti-racism body Kick It Out has reported to the police the antisemitic tweets that followed a Rosh Hashanah greeting from Liverpool FC.

Liverpool had posted the new year greeting on its Twitter feed, which is followed by 3.24 million people.

It read: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”

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