Jewish Entities Worldwide Institute 48-Hour Freeze On Twitter Over Hate Speech

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International Jewish groups are joining in a 48-hour abstention from Twitter in solidarity with Jews in the United Kingdom after British rap star Wiley, who has hundreds of thousands of followers, went on an hours-long social-media rant against Jews.

“For too long, social media has been a safe space for those who peddle hatred and prejudice. Free speech is an essential cornerstone of any civilized society, but when it is used to incite hatred and violence against others, social-media companies have a responsibility to act and must do so without delay,” said the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Ephraim Mirvis, in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “ … Your inaction amounts to complicity.”

The boycott began on Monday at 9 a.m. London time with supporters using the hashtag #Nosafeplaceforjewhate.

Among the entities participating in the freeze are the American Jewish Committee, Simon Wiesenthal Center, StandWithUs, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Leadership Council of the United Kingdom and the Holocaust Educational Trust in the United Kingdom.

(JNS)

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  1. Twitter is showing it’s true colors more and more, and they are quiet scary. This is the company that just a few days ago erased all Magen Davids because they are ‘symbols of hate’. And this is besides for the fact that they are censoring perfectly legal and safe tweets that they don’t agree with politically, such as President Trump threatening to send in law enforcement to contain violent rioters in Oregon. It’s time for a new social media platform.

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