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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.