• Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

To combat anti-Semitism on its platforms, Facebook and other social media must be able to recognize anti-Semitism when they see it.

Close to 40 countries – including Denmark already supports or has adopted the IHRA’s working definition of anti-Semitism.

The IHRA definition of anti-Semitism has not yet been introduced in Denmark .

Read MIFF’s article on the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism here.

– The entire IHRA working definition of what anti-Semitism is gives Facebook an effective, neutral and nuanced tool to protect Jewish users from hate speech and images that incite hatred and often also lead to violence, the 128 organizations write in the letter .

«Anti-Semitism is a particular view of Jews which can be expressed as hatred towards Jews. Verbal and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism directed at Jews or non-Jews and / or their property, and at Jewish cultural and religious institutions, “it says in the introduction to the definition of work.

Among a large number of examples of anti-Semitism are also mentioned below:

  • Denial of the right of the Jewish people to self-determination, for example by claiming that the existence of the state of Israel is racist.
  • Use of double standards by making demands on the state of Israel that are not made other democracies.
  • Comparing current Israeli policy with Nazi policy.
  • Holding Jews collectively responsible for the actions of the state of Israel.

Read the full Facebook letter here.

Sign the Facebook call here.

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