"Jew scum." "Gay people go to Auschwitz." These posts forced the Jewish artist Shahak Shapira to take up a fight against Twitter.
A federation representing more than 100 mosques in the Netherlands has called on Twitter to block the account of anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders. The group says it will take legal action if the platform fails to act.
The action follows a tweet by the far-right figure calling for violence against media and others. Twitter had so far refused to take Jones' account offline, saying the conspiracy theorist did not violate its rules.
A man who killed 11 people in a synagogue was a frequent user of the social media site Gab, which he used to post anti-Semitic messages. Companies such as PayPal have begun banning the site from using their services.
Populist politicians set the tone on European social media, while hate speech on Facebook and Twitter is less prevalent than you may think. We analyzed 40,000 comments, and that's what we found.
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