As part of this year's report, the Center also published a report card showing the performance of forms of social media to combat the hate speech of their users. ]
Twitter was leading what the center called "big five", winning a B-plus.
Facebook and Google / YouTube followed, each with a B-less, while Instagram won a C and VK based in Russia got a D.
In the category "alt -tech "center, Reddit led with a B-minus, while Disqus received a C-minus.
D's notes were awarded to Brighteon and the Spirits, while Voat received D-minus and F's notes to Gab and WrongThink. received a D-minus and Snapchat an incomplete.
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The report also shares examples of hate speech on different social platforms.
Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Director of Global Social Action Rabbi Abraham Cooper said in a statement: "Last year, we witnessed the most devastating tragedy in the world. American Jewish history when the white nationalist Robert Bowers entered a synagogue and murdered 11 faithful in cold blood. Bowers was not just a consumer, he was rather active on social networks, spreading hatred and strengthening self-reliance. "
The center shared a message from Gab published by Bowers on the day of the massacre, in which he was referring to the Hebrew immigrant. Aid Society, an organization that helps refugees around the world to settle around the world, writes: "HIAS likes to attract invaders to kill our people. I can not stand by and watch my people being slaughtered. Screw your optics. I'll go.
Here are other examples of incendiary content: a one – minute video posted on Instagram by Instagram last December and explaining how to build an explosive device for the sake of the game. common ingredients; the VK account of Jeff Schoep, leader of the National Socialist and Neo-Nazi Movement and White Supremacy; volatile community groups on Steam; and German songs in Fortnite folk music style in the 1930s.
Cooper adds, "The idea that online hate and terror is a danger is not an abstraction. We have seen the impact of foreign terrorist groups using the Internet to spread their hate messages and to organize themselves. We now see the model reproduced in the United States with a tragic effect. "