Martin Lewis: Twitter won’t remove antisemitic post about me

A response from X said a post calling him ‘Martin Jewish’ did not break its rules on hate speech


Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert (Image via ITV / YouTube)

Consumer journalist Martin Lewis has voiced his dismay over the inadequate response to an antisemitic comment he received on the social media platform X/Twitter.

Lewis, 52, reported a tweet that said “Why are you meeting with Martin Jewish” under a photo of shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves alongside the consumer champion on Thursday morning.

The financial journalist said he felt “felt sick” upon reading the comment, which has now been deleted by the poster.

His attempt to report the incident was met with scepticism about the platform’s willingness to take action as he said, “I have of course reported it, but doubt Twitter will do anything.”

Despite the platform’s anti-hate speech policies, Lewis’s case was dismissed by Twitter’s support team and he received an automated response telling him the post was allowed to remain on the platform.

He tweeted: “I and many others report someone for writing to a politician simply "Why are you meeting Martin Jewish" and this is your response...

“‘After reviewing the available information, we determined that there were no violations of the X rules in the content you reported. We appreciate your help, and encourage you to reach out again in the future if you see any potential violations. For more resources about how to control your X experience please visit our Help Center. Thank you,’.

He added: “How much more antisemitic do they have to be! Disgusting.

“Going to try and move on from that and not let it ruin my whole day, having ruined my morning.”

The presenter, who hosts The Martin Lewis Money Show Live on ITV, recalled he was one of only two Jewish boys in his year he was given the nickname “Jew" by other pupils.

His father was also the headteacher of Delamere Forest School in Cheshire – a school dedicated to Jewish children with special educational needs.

X have been contacted for comment.

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