Following Twitter’s announcement of “policy and product updates aimed at combating abuse,” ADL said the social media platform made a significant step in the realm of combatting hate online. As Twitter beings to implement the new policies, it will have to confront a number of important questions that have not yet been addressed.
ADL welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Manuel Valls of a new strategy to combat anti-Semitism and racism, focusing on public awareness campaigns, legal reforms, cyberhate, and anti-bias education.
"Debates on campus must be limited to what you think, not who you are. When others start looking at immutable characteristics, like race and ethnicity, and extrapolating political positions, a line has been crossed."
Michael Salberg, ADL Director of International Affairs, in an interview with The Jewish Week on the anti-Israel environment on U.S. college campuses and two recent controversies regarding Jewish students running for student government.
Mr. Foxman discusses the numerous challenges Israel faces on its 67th birthday and his confidence in the Jewish State’s ability to emerge triumphant and overcome the myriad of obstacles. He also states that he is “as determined as ever” on Yom Ha’atzmaut to combat the “egregiously distorted image of Israel” that exists around the world.
Access ADL Blog, April 23, 2015
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