WASHINGTON (VINnews) — A Jewish Congressman who expressed frustration over antisemitism on Twitter during a House hearing was later bombarded with antisemitic messages on the platform.Join our WhatsApp group
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Democrat Jared Moskowitz of Florida wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Elon Musk describing the barrage of hate messages. He also pointed out that the experience validates his complaints.
“What happened on Twitter directly after the hearing proves my exact point that antisemitism is real and Twitter has become a hate-filled playground for Nazis and anti-Semites,” Moskowitz told CNN.
At Wednesday’s hearing which focused on Twitter’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal in 2020, Moskowitz criticized Republicans for saying “G-d bless Elon Musk.” Moskowitz asked: “G-d bless the guys who is allowing Nazis and antisemitism to perpetuate on Twitter?”
He cited ADL statistics saying there has been a more than 60% surge in antisemitic comments on Twitter since Musk took over.
In his letter to Musk, Moskowitz said that after he shared a clip of his line of questioning at the hearing, “the reply section of my post was flooded with hateful, antisemitic comments and images.” He added: “At the time that I am writing this letter, I have received over 200 such comments on one tweet.”
During his questioning of former Twitter execs, Moskowitz rebuked President Trump for hosting vicious antisemite Nick Fuentes. He said, “No, not all Republicans are Nazis, but I gotta tell you, Nazis seem really comfortable with Donald Trump. So I have questions about that.”
In his letter to Musk, Moskowitz added: “DHS notes that threat actors have recently mobilized to violence, and there is an ‘enduring threat’ to the Jewish community.”
“With this direct and heightened threat environment in mind, how will you work with other stakeholders to combat the rise of antisemitism on Twitter?,” Moskowitz concludes in his letter.
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, expressed similar concerns.
“Antisemitism has no place on any social media platform that doesn’t want to further the harassment and exclusion of marginalized communities,” Greenblatt told CNN Thursday. “While Twitter ostensibly has an anti-hate policy that includes antisemitism, it is unclear the degree to which it is being enforced.”