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Twitter CEO: Under Twitter Policy Holocaust Denial Not ‘Misinformation’

Answering questions before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter says that Holocaust denials are not considered ‘Misinformation’ under Twitter’s Hateful Conduct Policy.

By MARY MARGARET OLOHAN

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Wednesday that under Twitter’s policy, Holocaust denials are not considered misinformation.

Dorsey and other technology executives spoke Wednesday on their moderation practices before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation following Twitter’s decision to suspend the New York Post from its platform for sharing a story on Hunter Biden.

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‘B’ Actress Tweets Israel knew about virus, put ‘lives at risk for profit’

Actress Rosanna Arquette later deleted her ‘blood-libel’ denying that she is anti-Semitic by pointing out the “Holocaust museum honored my husband because he helps survivors.”

By JNS

 

Actress Rosanna Arquette alleged in a now-deleted tweet that Israel “has been working on a [coronavirus] vaccine for a year already” and has put “lives at risk for profit.”

“So Israel has been working on a coronavirus vaccine for a year already? (so they knew it) Vaccines take a long time to know if they are safe and KUSHNER OSCAR is the major investor in the new vaccine that is supposedly coming here. Continue Reading »

American Astronaut sends photo of Israel along with blessings from space

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, whose father was brought up in Tel Aviv and fought in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, tweets amazing photo from the Intl. Space Station, accompanied with insightful blessing.

By Arutz Sheva

 

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, whose Jewish father fought in the 1948 War of Independence,tweeted her wishes for peace on earth saying with a picture of Israel from space.

“Gazing down at the city in which my father was raised,” Meir wrote, referring to the city of Tel Aviv, “I take to heart one of his most uttered expressions, ‘This too shall pass.’ Wise words to remember, in both good times and bad.” Continue Reading »

Former Qatari PM Tweets: Israel and Gulf states plan to sign non-aggression pact

The Qatari Sheikh tweets, US President Donald Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ peace-deal “will be followed by a non-aggression agreement between Israel and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in addition to Egypt, Jordan and possibly Morocco.”

By i24NEWS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

Qatar’s former prime minister claimed on Monday that a non-aggression pact between Gulf states and Israel will soon be signed and may include the North African country of Morocco.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim declared: “On December 14 last year, I posted a tweet in which I spoke about the deal of the century and said that it would be announced at the beginning of this year. Continue Reading »

Twitter reinstates rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan’s account

Following the brief suspension, probably the result of algorithms spurred by numerous reports against Farrakhan for ‘hate speech’, Twitter reinstated the renowned anti-Semite’s account later in the afternoon.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Twitter accidentally suspended the account of Louis Farrakhan, the infamous head of the Nation of Islam, an African-American political and religious movement that has also had a strong documented history of antisemitism, in addition to discrimination against other groups, according to the Washington Examiner.

Following the brief suspension, Farrakhan’s Twitter timeline disappeared while also being replaced with a message notified visitors to his account of its suspension.

Louis Farrakhan & Friends

Twitter later reinstated Farrakhan’s account in the afternoon, which was also confirmed by a Twitter representative commenting to the Washington Examiner, saying that the initial suspension was an error. 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.

By TZVI JOFFRE, JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

 

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 »

Linda Sarsour tweets ‘Disgusting’ Zionists protested her

In Sarsour’s hate-mongering tweet claiming “disgusting” racists Zionists and Confederates were protesting her, evidence shows that there were peaceful conservatives and pro-Israel protesters, but not a single Confederate flag was to be seen.

By TAMAR BEERI

 

Political Activist Linda Sarsour took to Twitter on Saturday to call Zionists who protested her speech in North Carolina “disgusting.”

The post was in response to North Carolina Representative Graig Meyer, who photographed Ku Klux Klan members protesting in Hillsborough, NC.

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Israel’s Prime Minister: DNA proves Palestinians not native to Israel

In a series of posts, PM Netanyahu tweets: A new study of DNA recovered from an ancient Philistine gravesite in the Israeli city of Ashkelon confirms that the Philistines originated in the southern coastal area of Europe & the ancestors of the modern Palestinians came to Israel from the Arabian Peninsula, thousands of years later, after the People of Israel already inhabited the area.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Could DNA testing prove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s politics? He seems to think so.

On Sunday, Netanyahu tweeted that, “A new study of DNA recovered from an ancient Philistine site in the Israeli city of Ashkelon confirms what we know from the Bible – that the origin of the Philistines is in southern Europe,” quoting research released last week by the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, which revealed that the ancient people most known for their biblical conflict with the Israelites were immigrants to the region in the 12th century BCE. Continue Reading »

Former British MP George Galloway sacked over anti-Semitic tweet

Ex-politician, anti-Israel Hamas supporter George Galloway remains defiant, threatening to sue talkRADIO for terminating his radio show contract.

By Ynet

 

Outspoken British critic of Israel and former MP George Galloway was fired from his show on Talk Radio on Tuesday after a tweet about Tottenham Hotspur soccer club that was broadly condemned as anti-Semitic.

The tweet, ostensibly celebrating Liverpool’s victory in the Champions League final against Spurs, said that the win by the northern club meant “No Israel flags on the Cup”.

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Marc Lamont Hill “erases Mizrahi voices to assert an anti-Israel agenda”

Responding to Hen Mazzig’s LA Times article that Israel is not a country of “privileged and powerful white Europeans,” Marc Lamont Hill excoriates Israel on a twitter post boasting how he knows better, writing, “I literally study Yemeni and Moroccan Jews for a living.”

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN

 

In a Facebook post on May 20 slamming Hen Mazzig’s article in The LA Times, American academic and activist Marc Lamont Hill described Mizrahi Jews as an “identity category” that had been detached “from Palestinian identity.” CNN severed ties with Hill last year after anti-Israel comments.

Marc Lamont Hill, a Temple University professor who was fired from CNN the following day after his speech to a United Nations panel on Wednesday, Nov.

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Israeli Foreign Ministry trade swipes after UNRWA called out on Twitter

Israel’s Foreign Ministry refuses to delete tweet after UNRWA head fumed over comment posted by ministry spokesman: “The terrorists shooting the rockets are all probably UNRWA graduates. You must be really proud of them.”

By Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Even as the winds of war seem to have temporarily subsided in Gaza, Israel’s Foreign Ministry and the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees continue to butt heads over the agency’s conduct during the most recent round of violence between Israel and Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza.

Tensions began when UNRWA’s Commissioner General Matthias Schmale on May 4, intimated on Twitter that Israeli airstrikes were hindering UNRWA sponsored events to “celebrate children and their sports and fun activities.” Continue Reading »

Theater of the absurd: Palestinians upset US broker peace without their approval

As Palestinian leaders are still refusing U.S. calls to engage in peace negotiations, American representatives take to Twitter, calling out Palestinians leaders for purposely misleading the public with inaccurate posts, questioning if the Palestinian Authority is actually sincere in seeking a genuine peace.

By Ryan Jones

 

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday slammed the Trump Administration for “conspiring” to broker a Middle East peace deal that doesn’t meet each and every one of the Palestinians’ demands.

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt (left) engages Palestinians and Tweets corrections to Palestinian Authority lead negotiator Saeb Erekat on Twitter.

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US envoy Greenblatt accuses Saeb Erekat of ‘spreading misinformation’

White House Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt responded on Twitter to correct the Palestinian lead negotiator Saeb Erekat after having purposely propagated misinformation, reminding him, “Saeb, please have more respect for the Palestinians in both Gaza & the West Bank; they deserve it.”

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Twitter helps Facebook disable 783 Iran-linked accounts

The bogus Facebook accounts that were focused on Israel were run by misrepresented Iranian sources highlighting the Palestinian issue and undermining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s credibility.

By Niv Lilien, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Facebook said Thursday it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it called “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That’s the social network’s term for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting politics and elections.

Facebook has been disclosing such purges more regularly in recent months, including ones linked to groups in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Russia.

Cyber-security flushes out fake accounts.

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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 »