After previously abstaining from discussions in the Knesset on the surge in online anti-Semitism and facing accusations of ignoring the phenomenon on the platform, TikTok officials suggested using the app as a tool to raise awareness of the Holocaust and Holocaust research horror
The Knesset has held a series of discussions on the surge of anti-Semitism on the Internet in recent months.
Invited representatives of several well-known social media networks to discuss different ways to solve this phenomenon.
TikTok officials attended the meeting of the Knesset’s Aliyah, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Wednesday after not sending any representatives to speak on their behalf in previous meetings and facing accusations of ignoring the spread of anti-Semitism on the platform.
In the discussion,
Blue & White MK Michal Kotler-Wunsch talked about the disturbing trend in the app called “Holocaust Challenge”, in which young people pretend to be victims of the Holocaust in heaven, wearing makeup that mimics burns or bruises, And explained how they died in a death camp run by the Nazis.
Kotler-Wunsch urges TikTok to adopt and apply the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism-including Holocaust denial of Jews, de-legalization, demonization and double morality, as well as a comparison of contemporary Israel with Nazi Party policies -And mark anti-Semitism content accordingly. “
After being accused, TikTok Policy and Government Relations Director Elizabeth Kanter suggested using the app as a tool to increase people’s fear of Holocaust and Holocaust research.
Kanter emphasized that TikTok’s hate policy will be reviewed regularly to detect trends or activities that violate regulations in advance.
TikTok regularly cooperates with Israeli and European Union NGOs
“TikTok regularly cooperates with Israeli and European Union NGOs and leading institutions, World Jewish Congress and Holocaust Education Foundation) to actively promote educational content about the dangers of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism,” she said.
Ronen Costello, Twitter’s director of Israeli policy, said the company has begun talks with several Israeli government officials and international organizations to monitor anti-Semitism on the platform and train volunteers to discover such content.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Monday that the company will ban posts denying or misrepresenting the Holocaust and will begin to guide people to find information about the Holocaust.
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