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Rise in antisemitism on social media platforms following Hamas’ terrorist attack

The Hamas terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, followed by the Israel-Hamas war, has led to a significant increase in antisemitism targeting communities according to ISD.

Antisemitism against Jewish communities outside of Israel is known to increase following heightened tensions in Israel and Palestine.

This research examines the rapid increase of online antisemitism on YouTube and alternative social media platforms such as Telegram and 4chan immediately after the terrorist attack.

The UK’s Community Security Trust, a charity monitoring antisemitism, recorded 600 antisemitic incidents. This marks a 641% increase from the same period in 2022. Of these incidents, 185 occurred online, including abusive language, harassment, and threats of violence.


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