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Ed Miliband lookalike tweeter loses PCC appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2012

A Twitter user and former professional Ed Miliband lookalike who was alleged to have posted antisemitic and threatening messages has lost his appeal to the Press Complaints Commission.

Shereef Abdallah went to the watchdog after details of tirades against Jewish or pro-Israel users, made under his name, were revealed in the Jewish Chronicle and three other newspapers in January.

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Anti-Israel tweeters post fake photo of Gaza wounded

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

Anti-Israel activists have been spreading photographs of a wounded child who they claimed was a victim of Israeli air strikes, but who in fact died in an accident six years ago.

Some of those who shared the image have since acknowledged their mistake, but hundreds have continued to circulate it as proof of Israeli aggression.

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Rise above the internet parapet

By Marcus Dysch, January 20, 2012

My name is Marcus, and I'm a Twitter addict. I've been using the site for two-and-a-half years and, last week, sent my 18,000th tweet.

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Ed Miliband lookalike death threat tweeter arrested

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2012

A man who allegedly posted antisemitic and threatening messages on Twitter directed at women has been arrested.

Professional Ed Miliband lookalike Shereef Abdallah was arrested today "on suspicion of sending by communication network an offensive or abusive or obscene message".

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Police open Twitter threat file

By Martin Bright, January 12, 2012

Police are now investigating three separate allegations of death threats from an antisemitic Twitter stalker who advertised himself as an Ed Miliband lookalike.

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Death threat tweeter suspended by Labour party

By Jennifer Lipman, January 6, 2012

The Labour Party has suspended one of its members after it emerged that he was using Twitter to wage a campaign of death threats and antisemitic abuse against other users.

Shereef Abdallah, an Ed Miliband "lookalike" who previously worked as a volunteer at the office of Labour MP Glenda Jackson, has been suspended from the party with immediate effect.

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Twitter fails to act over Ed Miliband lookalike's anti-Israel death threats

By Martin Bright, January 5, 2012

The international social networking site Twitter has provoked fury after refusing to act against a user responsible for a stream of death threats and antisemitic abuse. Shereef Abdallah, who advertises himself as an Ed Miliband lookalike and claims to have worked on the Labour leader's election camp, began by targeting people identified as supporters of Tony Blair.

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Call for Twitter to crack down on terrorist tweeters

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

A Jerusalem-based lawyer has claimed that Twitter is providing services to foreign terrorist organizations such as "Hizbollah and other foreign terrorist organisations".

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, who specialises in cases against terror groups, criticised the social networking site for allowing such organisations to use the site and said that the company could be violating US law.

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Why every little tweet helps

By Barry Frankfurt, November 28, 2011

While writing this, I was asked for money by Stephen Fry. Not for himself but for one of his pet charities. I get that a lot from Stephen, or should I say "@stephenfry", the Twitter feed of one of world's most prolific users of social media. No sooner had he written 140 characters than his nearly 3.5million "followers" received the charity's web address and priceless celebrity endorsement.

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Holocaust resistance to be relived on Twitter

By Jennifer Lipman, September 19, 2011

The extraordinary efforts of a group of German students who resisted the Nazis are to be documented in a series of 140 character messages.

Next Sunday will see a host of stars gather at a London hotel for a ball in aid of the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire.

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