CNBC: Google parts with Cloud VP after uproar over his manifesto renouncing his antisemitism

CNBC: Google parts with Cloud VP after uproar over his manifesto renouncing his antisemitism. “[Amr] Awadallah, an Egyptian American who is well-known in the cloud industry, also posted his manifesto on YouTube and Twitter in attempts to decry antisemitism by recounting how he became enlightened after he ‘hated all Jews.’ In an awkward attempt to decry hate amid the Israel-Palestinian conflict, he listed all the Jews he knew who he said were good people.”

Jewish News: Google filter for antisemitism searches ‘not fit for purpose’

Jewish News: Google filter for antisemitism searches ‘not fit for purpose’. “Google’s SafeSearch function for filtering offensive images is ‘not fit for purpose’ a new report has claimed – after discovering that antisemitic images and ‘Jew jokes’ remain online. A report produced jointly by the Community Security Trust (CST) and Antisemitism Policy Trust, found the SafeSearch function had no impact on the amount of antisemitic images found in Google image searches.”

CNBC: GitHub head of HR resigns after investigation into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments

CNBC: GitHub head of HR resigns after investigation into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments. “Microsoft-owned GitHub, the code sharing site for software developers, said on Sunday that the company’s head of human resources resigned after an investigation into the company’s dismissal of a Jewish employee found ‘significant errors of judgment and procedure.’”

San Francisco Chronicle: Pandemic patient with swastika tattoo leaves Nor Cal doctor questioning his compassion

San Francisco Chronicle: Pandemic patient with swastika tattoo leaves Nor Cal doctor questioning his compassion. “A Jewish doctor, a Black nurse and an Asian American respiratory therapist stood over the patient on the gurney in the emergency room. ‘Don’t let me die, doc,’ the man begged. As the man struggled to breathe, the swastika tattooed on his chest rose and fell with each gasp. Dr. Taylor Nichols promised the man he’d do his best.”

NBC News: Jewish teens say life on TikTok comes with anti-Semitism

NBC News: Jewish teens say life on TikTok comes with anti-Semitism. “A half-dozen Jewish teens on TikTok said they experience anti-Semitism nearly every time they post content to the platform, regardless of whether or not the content is about their Judaism. Sometimes it takes the form of denying the existence or the severity of the Holocaust; at other moments, it takes the shape of equating Jews as a people with the actions of the government of Israel.”

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: New Instagram account shares anonymous stories of anti-Semitism on college campuses

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: New Instagram account shares anonymous stories of anti-Semitism on college campuses. “A graduate student’s Jewish facial features mocked. A classmate saying Jews play the ‘minority card’ to get into college. Swastikas drawn on the doors of Jewish students’ dorm rooms. These are some of the stories shared on a new Instagram account, Jewish on Campus, which collects the anonymous anecdotes of Jewish students across the country who have experienced anti-Semitism in college.”

The Guardian: Facebook algorithm found to ‘actively promote’ Holocaust denial

The Guardian: Facebook algorithm found to ‘actively promote’ Holocaust denial. “An investigation by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organisation, found that typing ‘holocaust’ in the Facebook search function brought up suggestions for denial pages, which in turn recommended links to publishers which sell revisionist and denial literature, as well as pages dedicated to the notorious British Holocaust denier David Irving. The findings coincide with mounting international demands from Holocaust survivors to Facebook’s boss, Mark Zuckerberg, to remove such material from the site.”

Cleveland Jewish News: ADL launches new online database to track anti-Semitic incidents in America

Cleveland Jewish News: ADL launches new online database to track anti-Semitic incidents in America. “The Anti-Defamation League just launched an online searchable database that helps track anti-Semitic incidents against Jews that have taken place throughout the United States. The ‘ADL Tracker’ will be regularly updated to provide the most recent information available on cases of anti-Semitic vandalism, harassment and assaults reported to or detected by the ADL.”

The Local, Germany: New website shows how German industry used Auschwitz prisoners as slaves

The Local, Germany: New website shows how German industry used Auschwitz prisoners as slaves. “The site pulls together more than a decade of research on some 45 sub-camps or ‘kommandos’ located on the periphery of the most notorious site of the Nazi Holocaust. Based on first-hand accounts and research in the archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and others, the site contains more than 3,500 photos, documents and maps. It tells the story of each sub-camp, including lists of the survivors and SS guards and information about their personal stories. The site also lists the industrial organisations implicated in exploiting prisoners at the camps.”

CNN: A fake Twitter account stirred tensions between Jews and African Americans. Trolls celebrated.

CNN: A fake Twitter account stirred tensions between Jews and African Americans. Trolls celebrated.. “Trolls on the online forum 4chan celebrated on New Year’s Day as a fake Twitter (TWTR) account seeking to stoke tensions between Jewish and black Americans amid a string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York provoked outrage. Even as the trolls celebrated, the account went unchecked by Twitter for hours despite dozens of users saying they reported the account to the social media company.”