Facebook must finally implement a hate speech policy that includes the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism!
United with Israel (UWI) recently joined over 130 other organizations calling on Facebook to “fully adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism as the cornerstone of Facebook’s hate speech policy regarding anti-Semitism.”
Unfortunately, anti-Semitic activity is rampant on the social media platform, with a significant portion of it manifested as “anti-Israel” or “anti-Zionist” activity.
According to a recent report titled “The New Anti-Semites,” the “delegitimization campaign” targeting Israel “drives hatred and violence in America” directed at Jews. And this is no less true in other countries throughout the world.
In July, British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis also accused Facebook of “complicity” in online anti-Semitism, adding that the social media company’s “inaction” permits Jew-hatred to fester and spread.
Indeed, the current proliferation of anti-Semitism on Facebook led UWI and over 130 other organizations to demand the adoption the IHRA’s working definition of anti-Semitism, which nearly 40 countries have already endorsed or adopted.
The letter explains, “The full IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism provides Facebook an effective, neutral, and nuanced tool to protect Jewish users from hate speech and imagery that incites hate and oftentimes leads to violence.”
Now, YOU can join the fight against hatred and demand that Facebook protect Jewish users by adopting the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism.
Tell Facebook to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism!
Send a message to one of the recipients listed below by either: (a) using the full letter, which is available at this link, (b) sending your own respectful message, or (3) forwarding the following template: Dear Sir/Madame, We applaud your recent announcement regarding the revision of Facebook policy standards on hate speech, misinformation, and disinformation. As part of your efforts, we call on you to fully adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism as the cornerstone of Facebook’s hate speech policy regarding anti-Semitism.
1. Send an email via the #AdoptIHRA campaign by clicking here.
2. Email Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Email Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg directly at email@example.com.