From the CCDH website …. Not the slightest hint of bias or constantly recurring focus on defending the indefensible 🙂
Israel-Gaza crisis: X fails to remove 98% of posts reported by the CCDH for hate and extremism
Posted on November 14, 2023 in Press releases.
Imran Ahmed, CEO and founder of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), said:
“After an unprecedented terrorist atrocity against Jews in Israel, and the subsequent armed conflict between Israel and Hamas, hate actors have leapt at the chance to hijack social media platforms to broadcast their bigotry and mobilize real-world violence against Jews and Muslims, heaping even more pain into the world.
The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a growing organization with offices in Washington DC and London………. “We are setting the agenda for what is going wrong and how to fix digital spaces.”
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Chief Executive Officer
Imran Ahmed is the founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate US/UK. He is an authority on social and psychological malignancies on social media, such as identity-based hate, extremism, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. He regularly appears on the media and in documentaries as an expert in how bad actors use digital spaces to harm others and benefit themselves, as well as how and why bad platforms allow them to do so. He advises politicians around the world on policy and legislation. Imran was inspired to start the Center after seeing the rise of antisemitism on the left in the United Kingdom and the murder of his colleague, Jo Cox MP, by a white supremacist, who had been radicalized in part online, during the EU Referendum in 2016. He holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Imran lives in Washington DC, and tweets at @Imi_Ahmed.
Chief Operating Officer
Jemma Levene is Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Countering Digital Hate, running the engine room that maximizes the organization’s impact. She leads the operations, development, finance and HR teams for the organization. Prior to joining CCDH, Jemma was Deputy Director at HOPE Not Hate, and before that worked for non-profits in the UK and USA. She holds an MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, and is a graduate of the Susi Bradfield Educational Leadership Programme and the Senior Faith Leadership Programme. She is a Trustee of University Jewish Chaplaincy. Jemma is based in the UK and employed by CCDH UK.
Social Media platforms have become safe spaces for abuse and harmful content, making them potentially hostile environments for normal users. Hate not only denies those being abused the ability to freely express themselves online, it can lead to substantial direct offline harm and violence.
Major social media platforms fail to take down more than 80% of anti-Semitic posts on their platforms, a new report claims.
The Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH) said it reported more than 700 posts containing “anti-Jewish hatred”, which had collectively been viewed 7.3 million times.
The research covered Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube.
Facebook was the worst performer, CCDH said, failing to act on 89% of posts.
In its report, called “Failure to Act”, CCDH accused several of the tech giants of being “safe places to spread racism and propaganda against Jews”.
The anti-hate group that Elon Musk sued released a new report alleging inaction on racist tweets: ‘We will not be cowed by bullies’
The Center for Countering Digital Hate, the nonprofit group that Elon Musk sued earlier this year, released a new report on Tuesday alleging that X has systematically failed to remove anti-semitic, Anti-Palestinian and Anti-Muslim content from the platform formerly known as Twitter.
According to the group, 98% of 200 tweets that it flagged to X were still posted on the platform after two weeks. The CCDH report comes amid concerns of a surge in social media disinformation and hate speech related to the Israel-Hamas war.
The report suggests ongoing shortcomings in X’s content moderation capabilities just months after the CCDH released a similarly critical report about racist tweets on the platform—a move that resulted in a lawsuit from X.
“We will not be cowed by bullies and legal threats,” Imran Ahmed, chief executive officer of the nonprofit in charge of the studies, told Fortune.