Kanye West’s Antisemitic ‘Death Con 3’ Tweet Nearly Doubled Follower Count Growth Rate, New Research Shows
The rate of growth of U.S. rapper Kanye West’s follower count on Twitter nearly doubled after his threat last month to go “death con 3” on Jews, according to a new analysis conducted by the National Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) in partnership with the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).
The study looked at what it called the “Antisemitism Attention Economy” and found that recent controversial social media posts by West, also known as “Ye,” and NBA basketball star Kyrie Irving metastasized populist Jew-hatred across the ideological spectrum, from white supremacists to Black Hebrew Israelites.
As a result, Jews are seemingly caught in a proverbial “Catch-22,” with acts to deplatform antisemites carrying marginal gains and extremist fringe communities merging into a shared conspiracy support group against purported Jewish “control” and “displacement.”
For more information on the study, please see the following NCRI/CAM Twitter thread:
The rate of growth of Kanye’s follower count nearly doubled after DEFCON tweet
Toxic (@Jigsaw) tweets mentioning ‘Jew’ tripled since
🧵NCRI analysis Kanye, Kyrie and Contamination – Jewish Hatred Superspreader Event on Social Media.
In partnership w/ @ncri_io pic.twitter.com/19Cai9XSZc
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) November 21, 2022