Antisemitism on Social Media is a book for all who want to understand this phenomenon.

Researchers interested in the matter will find innovative methodologies (CrowdTangle or Voyant Tools mixed with discourse analysis) and new concepts (tertiary antisemitism, antisemitic escalation) that should become standard in research on antisemitism on social media. It is also an invitation to students and up-and-coming and established scholars to study this phenomenon further. This interdisciplinary volume addresses how social media with its technology and business model has revolutionized the dissemination of antisemitism and how this impacts not only victims of antisemitic hate speech but also society at large. The book gives insight into case studies on different platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Telegram. It also demonstrates how social media is weaponized through the dissemination of antisemitic content by political actors from the right, the left, and the extreme fringe, and critically assesses existing counter-strategies.

People working for social media companies, policy makers, practitioners, and journalists will benefit from the questions raised, the findings, and the recommendations. Educators who teach courses on antisemitism, hate speech, extremism, conspiracies, and Holocaust denial but also those who teach future leaders in computer technology will find this volume an important resource.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 2|17 pages

Deep State, Child Sacrifices, and the “Plandemic”

The Historical Background of Antisemitic Tropes within the QAnon Movement

chapter 4|19 pages

“Everyone I know Isn't Antisemitic”

Antisemitism in Facebook Pages Supportive of the UK Labour Party 1

chapter 5|19 pages

Attacks on Democracy?

A Troll-Attack on YouTube

chapter 6|21 pages

Social Media and System Collapse

How Extremists Built an International Neo-Nazi Network

chapter 7|15 pages

Antisemitic Rhetoric in Urdu on YouTube

An Analysis

chapter 10|14 pages

New Antisemitism on TikTok

chapter 13|14 pages

“To Report or Not to Report”

Antisemitism on Social Media and the Role of Civil Society

chapter 14|16 pages

Antisemitism on Social Media Platforms

Placing the Problem into Perspective