Anti-Semitism is a virus. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum; it needs a host, or a platform, to survive. All media platforms—both new, traditional and social—are duty-bound to stamp it out from their midst and like a virus, it can and must be combatted with a concerted and uniform approach.
Jewish children pictured at a concentration camp during the Holocaust in World War II. With anti-Semitism on the rise domestically and surging worldwide, fuelled by the proliferation of online hate, the concern is that digital bigotry may descend into real-world violence. As Voltaire forewarned: 'Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,' writes Mike Fegelman. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
TORONTO—Holocaust denial and distortion is one of the most insidious forms of anti-Semitism.
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