Board of Deputies, Facebook and CST launch resource to tackle antisemitism

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The Board of Deputies has partnered with Facebook and the Community Security Trust to produce a resource about how to tackle antisemitism on the social media platform.

The resource, launched in Parliament on Wednesday night as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, explains what antisemitism is, how Facebook’s community guidelines work, and the tools available to fight prejudice online. Board of Deputies Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg addressed the launch, alongside Facebook’s Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn, CST Chief Executive David Delew, MP Luciana Berger and colleagues from Hope Not Hate and Stand Up. The Board of Deputies’ Jewish Community Engagement Officer Lauren Keiles also attended the event.

Following the launch, Phil said: “Social media can be used to spread hatred, but it can also be used for education. By working together with Facebook and the CST to produce this resource we are empowering our community to challenge bigotry online. Of course, there is a way to go to make social media hate-free, but this is an important step in the right direction.”

You can read the full resource here

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