In the first hours of 2020, I called the NYPD to confirm that a Jewish 15 year-old had been held up at knifepoint on a public bus.
Facebook, which shares a moderation team with Instagram, has updated its technology to help identify “new forms of inflammatory speech.
“Yarmulke” is sometimes rendered as “yamaka” and “yamica,” but also the just plain wrong “yakama.”
“This is a big problem.”
We often think of hatred as based on religion or nationality. But it is just as damaging when it begins in individual disputes.
“Right now things may seem like they’re quiet, but you never know when it will rear its ugly head again.”
“This is the yearbook they’ll have for the rest of their lives.”
“We have long seen how Facebook has allowed some of the worst elements of society into our homes and our lives.”
The money is being put up by Mizel Family Foundation and the Center for Combating Antisemitism, which is part of the pro-Israel group StandWithUs.
An organization for Jews of color called on the Jewish community to “make good on their many calls in recent weeks for racial justice and healing.”