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Twitter brings crowd to funeral of Holocaust survivor with no relatives

By Franciska Fabriczki, June 10, 2015

A Twitter post about the funeral of a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor with no remaining family went viral earlier today, leading to over 100 people attending.

Former banker Rachel Steinmetz tweeted at dawn on June 10, asking her followers to attend the funeral of a 93-year-old woman, who was being flown in from her home in New York to be buried in Israel.

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TV dater shrugs off Twitter hate abuse

By Naomi Firsht, April 16, 2015

A London surveyor has revealed how taking part in a television dating show led to him being the victim of antisemitic abuse on Twitter.

Ori Reiss appeared in last week's episode of Channel 4's First Dates, where couples who have never met are filmed having dinner together.

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Simples, says the man revolutionising Twitter

By Josh Jackman, March 19, 2015

An Israeli-developed live-streaming app could revolutionise the way Twitter is used, according to its creator.

Meerkat has accrued almost £3 million of venture capital investment since it was launched by Israeli firm Life on Air at the end of February.

In its first 11 days the app attracted 80,000 users and has now topped the 100,000 mark.

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Organiser of far-right rally arrested over alleged antisemitic tweets

By Josh Jackman, February 16, 2015

White supremacist activist Joshua Bonehill-Paine, who has organised a rally against the "Jewification of Great Britain", has been arrested for inciting racial hatred and reportedly banned from entering London.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said a 22-year-old was apprehended on Friday because of "two visual and written publications on the internet".

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Internet troll who abused Jewish MP is 'proud' of his actions

By Marcus Dysch, February 4, 2015

An internet troll who was jailed for abusing a Jewish MP has resurrected his campaign following his release from prison.

Garron Helm told a far-right website he felt no remorse for sending antisemitic tweets to Labour’s Luciana Berger and was “proud” of his actions.

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Tweeting our sympathy

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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