‘I Can’t Kill a Mosquito but I’d Gladly Kill a Zionist’: New Monthly ‘Toxicity Analysis’ Reveals Extent of Antisemitic Hatred on Twitter in January

February 14, 2023

A new monthly Toxicity Analysis — published by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) in partnership with the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) — has revealed the disturbing extent of antisemitic rhetoric and sentiment on Twitter.

Using a keyword bank (including the terms “Jew,” “Jews,” “Jewish,” “Judaism,” “Zionists,” “Zionism,” “ZOG,” “Kike,” and “Khazars”), a total of 1.3 million tweets were collected in January, and a random sample of 10,000 were assessed using Perspective API.

The results showed 14% of the tweets were identity attacks on Jews, 11% were toxic toward Jews, 7% were insults to Jews, and 1% were threats against Jews.

Month-to-month comparisons will be available in future reports.

A joint CAM/NCRI study published earlier this month demonstrated that extremist elements viewed Elon Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter as an opportunity to rejoin the social media platform en masse and spread their ideologies of hate there.

U.S. rapper Kanye “Ye” West’s antisemitic tirade last fall, for example, triggered a significant increase of 136% in toxic comments, threats, and identity attacks in tweets pertaining to Jews.

Furthermore, an influx of extremist activity onto Twitter began far before West’s comments, as part of organized efforts by groups such as the Gen-Z, neo-Nazi “Groypers,” led by white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.