Despite promises to crack down on hate speech, social media companies took no action against over 80% of the anti-Jewish posts—which included incitements to violence against Jews and Holocaust denial—reported on their platforms during a recent six-week period, a report published this weekend reveals.\r\n\r\n\u0026nbsp;\u0022This is not about algorithms or automation... Social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hate to remain online, even when human moderators are notified.\u0022\r\n—Imran Ahmed, CCDH\r\n\r\nThe report (pdf)—entitled Failure to Protect: How Tech Giants Fail to Act on User Reports of Antisemitism—was published by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), whose researchers analyzed 714 anti-Jewish posts published on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube from May through June that were viewed more than 7.3 million times.\r\n\r\nThe researchers found that overall, 84% of the hateful posts flagged by users on the social platforms\u0026#039; own reporting pages that \u0022clearly violated\u0022 existing policies were not acted upon.\r\n\r\n\u0022Social media has become a safe space for racists to normalize their conspiracies and hateful rhetoric without fear of consequences,\u0022 CCDH CEO Imran Ahmed said in a statement. \u0022This is why social media is increasingly unsafe for Jewish people, just as it is becoming for women, Black people, Muslims, LGBT people, and many other groups.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022This is not about algorithms or automation; our research shows that social media companies allow bigots to keep their accounts open and their hate to remain online, even when human moderators are notified,\u0022 Ahmed added.\r\n\r\nAccording to the report, Facebook was the worst offender, only acting on 10.9% of reported hateful posts—despite vowing last year to crack down on Holocaust denial and other anti-Jewish content. Twitter only removed 11% of reported anti-Jewish posts, followed by TikTok (18.5% removed), Facebook-owned Instagram (18.8%), and YouTube (21.2%).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe report found that overall, the social platforms took no action against 89% of posts containing anti-Jewish conspiracy theories about 9/11, the Covid-19 pandemic, and purported Jewish control of world affairs. Likewise, the platforms failed to act against the vast majority of neo-Nazi posts, as well as those containing Holocaust denial, caricatures of Jewish people, and \u0022blood libel\u0022—the centuries-old lie that Jews ritualistically murder Christian children.\r\n\r\n\u0022Even after being reported at least once by users, Nazi symbolism, references to the white nationalist \u0026#039;Great Replacement\u0026#039; conspiracy theory, and posts promoting violence against the Jewish community remain publicly visible,\u0022 the report states.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, TikTok removed just 5% of accounts of people who directly abused Jewish users, with that platform, along with Instagram and Twitter, allowing hashtags promoting deadly violence against Jews.\r\n\r\n\u0022We believe this sample to be a fraction of the antisemitic content hosted on major platforms and endemic to Big Tech\u0026#039;s failure to address the hatred that its platforms host,\u0022 the report\u0026#039;s authors write.\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nThe report recommends social media companies take the following actions to combat anti-Jewish posts:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tIntroduce financial penalties to incentivize proper moderation;\r\n\tHire, train, and support moderators to remove hate;\r\n\tRemove groups dedicated to antisemitism;\r\n\tAct on antisemitic hashtags; and\r\n\tBan accounts that send racist abuse directly to Jewish users.\r\n\r\n\r\nTikTok and Twitter responded to the new report by saying they \u0022condemn\u0022 antisemitism, with the latter telling BBC that it is \u0022adamant about continually improving how we protect our community.\u0022\r\n\r\nFacebook told BBC that \u0022our work is never done,\u0022 claiming it has \u0022taken action on 15 times the amount of hate speech since 2017,\u0022 while \u0022the prevalence of hate speech is decreasing on our platform and, of the hate speech we remove, 97% was found before someone reported it to us.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe new report follows numerous others that have highlighted the problem of not only anti-Jewish but of hate speech in general on social media platforms.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLast summer, Facebook\u0026#039;s own internal auditing showed how the company\u0026#039;s business model amplifies and promotes white nationalist and racist hate speech. That model, said Freedom From Facebook \u0026amp; Google co-chairs David Segal and Sarah Miller, \u0022relies on racism and hate to increase traffic and targeted ad profits and the platform \u0026#039;privileges\u0026#039; some voices over others, allowing the powerful to willfully break the rules.\u0022\r\n\r\nIn its recently published inaugural \u0022Online Antisemitism Report Card,\u0022 the Anti-Defamation League—which has been widely criticized for conflating criticism and boycotts of Israel with antisemitism—gave Twitter and YouTube a grade of B-; Reddit and Twitch a C; and Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok a C- for their overall efforts to combat anti-Jewish content.