Spanish Language Google Has Huge Number Of Anti-Semitic Results by the Forward

Spanish Language Google Has Huge Number Of Anti-Semitic Results

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A full third of Google searches on the site’s Spanish language service lead to anti-Semitic results, including about Holocaust denial, according to an Argentine research organization.

“There is a worrying positive viewing of antisemitic content and that is a growing trend. The most viewed are about Holocaust denial,” said Ariel Siedler, a representative at Observatorio Web, a group that keeps tab on Internet hate.

According to the group, there are hundreds of Spanish-language videos that have received millions of views mocking or denying the Holocaust, using a slur - “holocuento” - to describe the Nazi atrocity. The group also found that a third of search results yielded anti-Semitic content and Web pages.

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Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

Spanish Google Has Huge Number Of Anti-Semitic Results

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