Facebook, Google anti-Semitic failure to act

August 2021
Updated: November 2021

A new study by the Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH) finds that Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter, and other major social media platforms are routinely failing to take down anti-Semitic posts on their platforms, despite being flagged .

Analysing over 'anti-Jewish' 700 posts invoking Holocaust denial and forms of neo-Nazism which had collectively been viewed 7.3 million times, CCDH discovered that 84% had not been not acted upon. Facebook is the worst offender, failing to remove 89% of anti-Semitic posts.

Facebook says 97% of hate speech was discovered by its system before it was reported by users.

Operator: Meta/Facebook, Alphabet/Google/YouTube, Bytedance/TikTok, Twitter
Developer:
Meta/Facebook, Alphabet/Google/YouTube, Bytedance/TikTok, Twitter
Country: Global
Sector:
Technology
Purpose: Detect hate speech
Technology: Content moderation system
Issue/controversy: Bias/discrimination - religion; Harassment
Transparency/opacity: Governance; Complaints/appeals