CAM Highlights ‘Crucial’ Role of Data in Communal Effort Against Online Antisemitism

CAM Chief of Staff and Director of International Affairs and Diplomacy Arthur Maserjian speaks at the 'Tackling Online Jew-Hatred: Developing a Community Response' meeting in New York City, March 9, 2023.

March 12, 2023

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) joined a meeting on Thursday in New York City aimed at addressing the challenge of rising antisemitism on the internet.

The gathering — titled “Tackling Online Jew-Hatred: Developing a Community Response” — was organized by Boundless and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and nearly two dozen Jewish and pro-Israel groups took part.

CAM was represented by Chief of Staff and Director of International Affairs and Diplomacy Arthur Maserjian.

In his presentation, Maserjian presented the work of the CAM Antisemitism Research Center, established last year, which produces regular data analysis reports detailing the latest antisemitism-related trends and developments.

“We see the incidents, we notice the trends,” Maserjian stated. “That being said, to have a real impact, it is critical that we prove this out undeniably with data, to best inform decision-makers, key stakeholders, and the public at large.”

“Even more critical,” he added, “is that all of us, with varying expertise and areas of interest, collaborate and work together to show the breadth of soaring antisemitism in the United States. What the public at large sees is unfortunately just the tip of the iceberg. And our detractors are organized, tech-savvy, and influencing young people at the speed of a click.”

In particular, Maserjian highlighted a recent report published by CAM — in collaboration with the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) — that revealed a surge of Gen-Z, neo-Nazi antisemitism on Twitter since CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social media platform last year.

Boundless was founded in 2021, and its mission is to “revitalize Israel education and take bold collective action to combat Jew-hatred.”