CyberWell offers an overview of the state of online antisemitism in 2023. Insights include breakdowns by platform and language, as well as narrative shifts pre- and post- October 7.
Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2024, CyberWell analyzed one of the latest trending phenomena in online Jew-hatred – denying the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023. In this report, CyberWell sets out to track, map, and analyze the emerging online trend of October 7 denial, demonstrate how denying this violent atrocity is antisemitic at the core, and make the case that social media platforms should prohibit October 7 denialism as stringently as they do Holocaust denial.
Following the violent attacks on Israeli civilians by the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7, 2023, CyberWell detected a significant spike in Jew-hatred across social media platforms. In this report, CyberWell breaks down some of these narratives and major trends.
Following Meta's request to an external Oversight Board regarding their policy of removing content containing Holocaust denial and distortion, CyberWell submitted a public advisory opinion detailing our findings and recommendations.
CyberWell flagged nearly 5,500 social media posts promoting the conspiracy theory that Jews use Freemasons to advance their ambitions of world domination and linking this narrative to major world catastrophes. Meta told CyberWell that they have taken action to curb the spread of the Judeo-Masonic conspiracy theory based on our data insights.
CyberWell took a look at Holocaust denial and distortion across social media platforms. Our research team found stark differences between platforms in how they enforce their hate speech policies. Moreover, even within the same platform, we found significant disparity between the enforcement of Holocaust denial in English versus Arabic.
Following Meta's request to an external Oversight Board regarding their policy of removing content containing the Arabic word "shaheed" when associated with an individual recognized as belonging to a dangerous organization, CyberWell submitted a public opinion detailing our findings and recommendations.
CyberWell's first annual report offers data and insights into the state of online antisemitism since CyberWell began actively monitoring the top 5 social media platforms in May 2022. From top tropes detected to comparisons between removal rates in Arabic and English and a detailed look at the most often violated social media platform policies, this deep dive offers a comprehensive look at Jew-hatred across social media.
During October and November 2022, CyberWell identified 5 major antisemitic narratives and tropes spurring online antisemitism as a reaction to Ye’s repeated antisemitic statements. We shared tailored reports with the five major social media platforms we monitor - Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Instagram & Facebook (both Meta). Antisemitic hate crimes in the real world continue to mirror these same flagged online narratives of Jew-hatred.
Data insights and methodology of the recently analyzed Twitter dataset, collected, vetted and provided by CyberWell to the the Adopt IHRA Coalition - a group of over 180 organizations from around the world, urging the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition on antisemitism by Twitter.