Survey: Record levels of online anti-Semitism

Almost four out of every five Israeli youths has encountered anti-Semitism on social networks, the Anti-Defamation League found. This is the highest amount in the past three years.


The survey, which questioned 500 Israelis between the ages of 15 and 18, was carried out by the Geocartography Knowledge Group.


Eighty-four percent of the respondents reported that they witnessed clear anti-Semitic material online in 2015. Of these, 16 percent said that the content was sent directly to them.


By comparison, 69 percent of teens reported encountering anti-Semitic material in 2013, and 13 percent said they received it directly.


Most said that they encountered anti-Semitic content at least once per month, and sometimes once per week. Some answered that they saw anti-Semitic materials every day.


“As a highly developed and technologically savvy society in a volatile neighborhood, it is perhaps not surprising that Israeli youths more than ever before are being exposed to anti-Semitic hate on social media,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.


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