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The Holocaust Educational Trust, the Jewish community and allies are boycotting Twitter for 48 hours starting at 9am today (Monday 27th July).
The boycott is in response to the social media giant’s lack of action to deal with a series of tweets from grime artist, Wiley, who has shared multiple antisemitic messages on his profile in recent days, with little action from Twitter.
The Holocaust Educational Trust said in a statement: ‘For years these platforms and the companies behind them have been warned that they become safe spaces for hate. That a well-known musician can still share Holocaust denial and racist messages with hundreds of thousands of impressionable young people is a chilling demonstration of their failure to take these warning seriously. Recent weeks have seen people around the world come together to stand up against antisemitism and racism. We will not be divided. It is about time that social media companies live up to the values their users would expect.’
Supporters of this move are sharing their support with #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate before the boycott.
More information about the trust can be found on their website: https://www.het.org.uk/
You can read the full statement from the Holocaust Educational Trust below, or by clicking here.
If you witness or experience any form of hate, including antisemitism, whether in the physical or online world - always report it.
Call the Police on 101. In an emergency dial 999.
Alternatively, you can use the 'Report Now' page of this website to report non-emergency hate to the Police or Hate Crime Partnership.
You can also get support for any hate crime by contacting Victim Support Warwickshire on 02476 351 003 (Monday- Friday 9am - 5pm); or EQuIP on 07377 431 997. Additional support services can be found on our dedicated page.
Practical advice on blocking, muting and reporting users on social media platforms can be found on the Cyber Safe Warwickshire website.