To Counter Rising Jew-Hatred on Social Media, Combat Antisemitism Movement and Fighting Online Antisemitism Launch New Digital Reporting System
November 14, 2022
(Monday, 7 November 2022) – In the wake of recent events and the significant global rise in antisemitism online, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and the Fighting Online Antisemitism (FOA) organization have launched a new portal called “Report It” to help people report and fight against antisemitic content online.
The new platform also provides step-by-step guides to reporting hateful content on the most popular social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube, in an easy and anonymous manner.
The organizations also provide some regularly updated examples of antisemitic content on various platforms so that people can report using the tools provided on the platform.
“This new platform is a game-changer in the fight against online antisemitism, because it provides all the basic tools for anyone and everyone to report this hateful content and get it banned,” said CEO of CAM Sacha Roytman Dratwa. “For too long, there was a sense of helplessness around the ubiquitous nature of antisemitism online and the average person did not think they could make a difference. This is now changing, because, now we fight not as individuals, but as a community. There is power in this to make the necessary change and for a feeling of agency in this fight.”
“We will be able to fight future antisemitic comments like those made by Kanye West and Kyrie Irving in a far quicker and more concerted manner, even if they have millions of followers,” he added.
All antisemitic monitored content will be documented and stored in a secure online database, for future reference. As a result, reports on antisemitic trends around the world are documented. The organizations are also in direct collaboration with five social media platforms: YouTube Trusted Flaggers, Facebook & Instagram, Twitter PSP, and TikTok CPC, to work at the highest levels against antisemitism.
“Over the past few years, online antisemitism has increased significantly, and we are seeing an increase in hatred against Jews across many social media platforms,” said CEO of FOA Tomer Aldubi. “As we fight back against online antisemitism, we believe this platform will be the force aggregator, and I am calling on all those who want to live in a better and safer world to join us and be part of this important mission. We must work together to make social media platforms a safer place for all those who promote fairness, tolerance, and against racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.”
“With antisemitism and other forms of bigotry on the rise globally, a collective effort is needed to expose the key role unfiltered hatred on the internet plays in fueling this abhorrent trend,” said CAM Director of Strategic Planning and Projects Management Hadas Bar-Erez. “Furthermore, pressure must be applied on social media companies to devise and implement zero-tolerance monitoring and moderation policies to stop the proliferation of prejudice on their platforms that endangers minority groups around the world. This campaign aims to draw attention to the reality of the hatred Jews face online today, and provide informative tools to learn and act about the spread of online antisemitism.”
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is a global coalition engaging more than 600 partner organizations and nearly two million people from a diverse array of religious, political, and cultural backgrounds in the common mission of fighting the world’s oldest hatred. CAM acts collaboratively to build a better future, free of bigotry, for Jews and all humanity.
Fighting Online Antisemitism (FOA) is an Israel-based non-profit organization dedicated to combating rising online antisemitism. Together with more than 300 trained volunteers from all over the world, FOA ensures the swift removal of antisemitic content from the most popular social media platforms.
The “Report It” platform can be accessed here: reportit.combatantisemitism.org