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Huge rabbinic body joins Facebook boycott | Israel today

2020-07-03T10:13:21.579Z

| Jewish NewsEuropean Rabbis Conference Announces Joining Struggle Against Social Network, Because of Its Containment Against Hate Messages • "Anti-Semitism, Racism and Defamation Are Not Opinions, But Crimes for Crime" "Antisemitic messages must be immediately deleted" Photo:  IP The European Rabbis Conference supports the boycott of Facebook. "Anti-Semitism, racism and defamation are not opinions, but t...



European Rabbis Conference Announces Joining Struggle Against Social Network, Because of Its Containment Against Hate Messages • "Anti-Semitism, Racism and Defamation Are Not Opinions, But Crimes for Crime"

  • "Antisemitic messages must be immediately deleted"

    Photo: 

    IP

The European Rabbis Conference supports the boycott of Facebook. "Anti-Semitism, racism and defamation are not opinions, but the forerunners of crime," clarified Rabbi Pinchas Goldsmith. "Social network operators must be forced to take responsibility. It hurts to see how little Facebook has tried to do."

About a week and a half after corporations and giant corporations announced that they would stop publishing promoted ads on Facebook on the grounds that its algorithm was encouraging schism and prosperity - the European rabbis conference backed the move.

The conference, which unites more than 700 chief rabbis and heads of Jewish communities in Europe, has been fighting anti-Semitism since its inception and in recent years has also been active on social networks. The conference is now said to welcome the boycott, which has so far led to policy changes on social networks, and calls for an "internationally coordinated approach".

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In an article by the conference's president, Rabbi Goldsmith, titled "Social Responsibility for Anti-Semitism," he addressed social networking operators: "Facebook, Twitter, Google, everyone has a commitment. If you have money, you can stop hate and agitation. Racism and defamation are not opinions, but crime-prone, anti-Semitic messages of hatred must be erased, not just after days or weeks of investigations - but with immediate determination, especially during times of the Corona epidemic, where populist moods emerge quickly. To prevent real-world crimes. "

Source: israelhayom

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