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B’nai Brith Releases Special Report on Social Media Algorithms Propagating Hate

Nov. 16, 2021 TORONTO — A new report prepared by B’nai Brith Canada reveals disturbing and concerning propagation of antisemitism and hate by social media algorithms. These algorithms also promote alarming glorification of violence and misinformation in Canada. According to the report, social media algorithms recommend toxic content to their users and do not remove …

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B’nai Brith Joins Effort to Demand Change at Facebook

Aug. 11, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is proudly participating in an international initiative demanding that Facebook adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. This initiative consists of more than 100 organizations from all over the world coming together to insist on this crucial first step in ensuring that …

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Canadian Pro-Tehran Holocaust Denier Shut Down by Facebook

January 30, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Facebook has shut down at least two Canadian-linked pages that have publicly sympathized with the Islamist Regime in Iran, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Last Friday, CNN profiled the “American Herald Tribune” website, revealing that Facebook had deleted its page on the social media website in August of 2018 because it …

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Survey on Antisemitism Shows that Social Media Platforms Must Do More to Stop Hatred

Earlier this week, a study was released examining the number of antisemitic incidents that take place on social media worldwide. It found that in 2016 alone, more than 382,000 antisemitic posts were made onto platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. That’s one antisemitic post every 83 seconds. The survey further detailed that an overwhelming 63 …

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Calgary Police Investigating Antisemitic Post on Facebook

Police in Calgary have launched an investigation into an antisemitic Facebook post that was exposed by B’nai Brith Canada last Friday. Facebook initially determined that the post, which was a graphic explicitly calling for the genocide of all Jews, “doesn’t violate its Community Standards” and the global social media giant refused a request by B’nai …

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“Kill All Jews Now” is an Acceptable Message, Facebook Says

Facebook has determined that a graphic explicitly calling for the genocide of all Jews “doesn’t violate [its] Community Standards.” The global social media giant made its determination in response to a complaint filed by B’nai Brith Canada. It took Facebook two hours to conclude that the post was acceptable, according to the company’s standards. The …

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