Holocaust denial, distortion one of most insidious forms of anti-Semitism
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