Tag Archive for social media

Ohio doctor who promised to give Jews wrong meds surrenders license

Following Canary Mission’s exposure of then medical resident Lara Kollab’s multitude of antisemitic posts on Twitter, the State Medical Board of Ohio has permanently revoked Kollab’s medical certificate, making her ineligible to ever practice medicine in the state.

By i24NEWS


The State Medical Board of Ohio has permanently revoked the medical training certificate of a former Cleveland Clinic resident, after a myriad of old antisemitic tweets resurfaced, including one where she suggested she would deliberately give “Jews the wrong meds.”

Former medical resident Lara Kollab has agreed to surrender her medical certificate, and will not be able to practice osteopathic medicine in the state of Ohio, nor attend any other medical training program in the state following scores of anti-Semitic tweets. Continue Reading »

Sascha Baron Cohen mocks Mark Zuckerberg in eloquent speech

Addressing the spread of misinformation, hate speech & antisemitism online during his acceptance speech at the ADL’s Leadership Award, the British comedian slammed Mark Zuckerberg for using double-talk & BS about Facebook’s part in the dissemination of hate.

By Noa Amouyal


Sascha Baron Cohen, the mastermind behind Borat, Bruno and Ali G, made a rare appearance as himself when he accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s International Leadership Award on Thursday night.

Speaking at the organization’s Never is Now Summit, Cohen didn’t mince words when he slammed Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

Calling the internet the “greatest propaganda machine in history,” he blamed social media for spreading hatred and lies into millions of homes and for re-igniting anti-semitism. Continue Reading »

Twitter acquiesces to Congressional threats, closes Hamas/Hezbollah accounts

All Hamas-affiliated Twitter accounts in Arabic, French, English and Spanish were suspended with no prior notice, just as the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar TV claimed that most of its Twitter accounts were closed.




Twitter has suspended all Hamas-affiliated accounts, according to media reports.

The move came at the same time as the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar TV claimed that most of its Twitter accounts had been suspended by the platform on Saturday.

The move “appeared” to be Twitter yielding to “political pressure” after a bipartisan group of US lawmakers accused Twitter last week of violating US law in allowing content from US-designated terrorist groups to appear on the micro-blogging site. Continue Reading »

Facebook closes 93 Iranian anti-Israel, anti-American fake accounts

From a Facebook statement release: “Today, we removed 93 Facebook accounts, 17 Pages and 4 Instagram accounts for violating our policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior, …[such as] repurposed Iranian state media stories on topics like Hezbollah, conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, tensions between Israel and Palestine and Iran.”



Facebook announced Monday that they removed dozens of Iran-originated accounts for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” many of which seemed to be characterized by an anti-Israel agenda.

The social media giant describes such behavior as groups of pages or people misleading users about who they are and what they are doing, for example, presenting themselves as operating from a different country than the one they are actually originated from. Continue Reading »

Arabs protest Facebook over alleged anti-Palestinian bias

The Palestinian campaign against Facebook’s algorithm that automatically deletes users’ posts should they appear to support terror groups, or calls to incite violence, has been launched by Palestinian journalists & activists.

By Dima Abumaria, The Media Line


A social media campaign rejecting what it calls “violations” of Facebook rules by censoring Palestinian content has been launched by Palestinian journalists and activists.

The campaign in cooperation with Sada Social Center, which monitors social media violations against Palestinian content, is calling on users to tweet using the hashtag #FBblockspalestine by Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in order to highlight “the threat posed by Facebook against Palestinian content, and to make it public”. Continue Reading »

Demi Lovato deletes apology on social media for visiting Israel

American singer Demi Lovato responded to the hateful tsunami of posts for her visit to Israel, posting, ‘No one told me there would be anything wrong with going’. Shortly thereafter she deleted her apology and disabled her fans’ ability to comment further.

By i24NEWS


American pop-star Demi Lovato visited Israel recently and received harsh criticism after posting photos from her trip to Instagram.

Lovato posted photos from Israel on Wednesday featuring her being baptized in the Jordan River, visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem, touring the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum. Continue Reading »

You’re FIRED!… Again! – Dr. Kollab fired for threatening to harm/kill Jews

Ohio Doctor who has already been expelled from a residency program there, over scores of anti-Semitic posts on Twitter, just got fired from a second residency program, now in California.

Marcy Oster, JTA,


Dr. Lara Kollab, who was fired from her residency at the Cleveland Clinic after old anti-Semitic tweets surfaced, was expelled from a second residency program in California.

Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California said in a statement dated Monday that it notified Kollab on March 15 that her position as a first-year internal medicine resident was withdrawn effective immediately.

“Dr. Kollab submitted information that was false, misleading, and incomplete to Kern Medical during the interview and match process,” the statement said. Continue Reading »

Jewish “Game of Thrones” actress forced to disable Instagram comments

TV actress Laura Pradelska, who portrays Quaithe in “Game of Thrones” said anti-Semitic attacks on her posts about the Holocaust forced her to disable comments on Instagram.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA


A Jewish actress on the cast of the television series “Game of Thrones” said that online anti-Semitic attacks over her posts on the Holocaust have made her change how she uses social media.

“I must say that I have disabled the comments on my Instagram simply because my skin wasn’t thick enough,” Laura Pradelska, who portrays Quaithe on the HBO hit series, said Monday during an interview with the BBC. Continue Reading »

American Center for Law and Justice lawyer: Ban Anti-Semitic doctor for life

Jay Sekulow, ACLJ chief counsel and a member of President Trump’s personal legal team, has called on Ohio’s medical board to revoke Kollab’s license after being exposed by the Canary Mission, saying, ‘Given her history of open bigotry and suggestions she’d misuse her position, she should be banned from practicing medicine – for life.’

By David Rosenberg


A prominent conservative lawyer and attorney for President Donald Trump has called on state officials in Ohio to permanently revoke the medical license of a resident physician who was fired recently after it was revealed that she had made a number of anti-Semitic social media posts. Continue Reading »

FBI, Israel partners to undermine terror via Social-Media

A visiting FBI counter-terror official explained to the Jerusalem Post how social media has reached a new level of influence as a tool for terrorists, and that Israel is an active partner in combatting the phenomenon.



“Terrorism is now moving at the speed of social media,” warned top FBI counter-terror official Michael McPherson this past week during a speech leading into an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Post.

McPherson spoke to the Post after his speech at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya’s 18th annual world summit.

IDF Cyber Unit – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

He explained that social media has reached a new level of influence as a tool for terrorists, saying, “none of us are beyond the power of online messaging.” Continue Reading »

Facebook, Twitter delete hundreds of fake Iranian & Russian accounts

Amid worries of foreign attempts to influence U.S. midterm elections, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have remove hundreds of accounts used to push Iranian and Russian agendas, citing, “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and “manipulation.”

News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet have collectively removed ‎hundreds of accounts tied to Russian and Iranian ‎users that cybersecurity firm FireEye‎ said were ‎promoting Russia’s and Iran’s ‎geopolitical agendas around the world.‎

Some of the Twitter and Facebook accounts were designed to ‎appear as if they belonged to real people in the United States, ‎Britain and Canada, according to FireEye. Continue Reading »

IDF Intel Unit discovers more Hamas ‘Honeypots’ baiting IDF soldiers

IDF’s Operation “HeartBreaker” was initiated to identify and expose the group behind the suspicious social network contacts targeting Israeli soldiers,  accessing their phone’s camera and microphone, taking pictures and recording conversations remotely, without the soldiers ever being aware.



The IDF has uncovered another Hamas network posing as attractive young women and men on social networks in order to lure in IDF soldiers in order to access as much information and intelligence on the army that they can.

In January, a year after the Israeli Army first uncovered Hamas attempts to honeypot male soldiers online, military intelligence began receiving new reports from soldiers of suspicious online activities. Continue Reading »

French envoy to Israel chides Deputy minister Michael Oren on Twitter

After French Ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal Tweets, ‘Shame on you Oren. You didn’t read the resolution.’ for his condemnation of French support of UN’s resolution on ‘international protection’ for Palestinians, she ‘liked’ Emmanuel Navon‏’s tweet that said, “The draft resolution was wrong, one-sided and unbalanced.”

Itamar Eichner


Deputy Minister Michael Oren got into an exchange of condemnations on Twitter with the French ambassador on Saturday after France voted in favor of a Kuwait-proposed resolution draft on “international protection” for the Palestinian people.

“Praise for the US for vetoing Security Council resolution on Gaza that didn’t mention Hamas and condemned the IDF for defending Israel. Continue Reading »

As protests increase, Palestinian autocrat Abbas decrees social media restrictions

With a vaguely worded decree from Palestinian autocrat Abbas, his gov’t in the West Bank further restricts social media and news websites in what critics say allows Mahmoud Abbas to jail anyone on undemocratic charges of harming ‘national unity’ or the Palestinian ‘social fabric.’

By the Associated Press


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites—the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank—with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming “national unity” or the “social fabric.”

Rights activists say the edict, issued without prior public debate last month, is perhaps the most significant step yet by Abbas’ government to restrict freedom of expression in the West Bank. Continue Reading »

Arab firestorm erupts on Twitter after Tzipi Livni posted photo with Saudi Prince


After talking peace at the World Economic Forum in Davos, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni posted a friendly photo on Twitter that causes an explosion of hatred from Arab social media users & Arab commentators.

By Yossi Aloni


All those Arabs who claim to want peace were in an uproar this week after Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal acted peacefully toward former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

The two were in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. They participated in a panel, along with Jordan’s foreign minister, regarding the future of the Middle East.

Following the panel, al-Faisal posed for a picture with Livni, which the Israeli then posted to Twitter. Continue Reading »