Jul 27, 2020

Wiley: Anti-Semitism row prompts 48-hour Twitter boycott

Reuters/Getty Images/BBC A 48-hour boycott of Twitter by some of its users, protesting at the platform's alleged lack of action on anti-Semitism has begun. Many of those taking part in the boycott have accused Twitter of "Breaking its own policies" in relation to the removal of hate speech. Actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman, who is one of those leading the movement, tweeted on Saturday that Twitter had "Allowed [Wiley] 48 hours of pure race hate". Those taking part have vowed not to tweet - or use Twitter at all - from Monday morning to Wednesday morning, reflecting the 48 hours of inaction they accuse Twitter of. Twitter said: "Abuse and harassment has no place on Twitter and we strongly condemn it".

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