Monday, December 23, 2019

Boris Johnson Wishes The Jews of Great Britain a Happy Chanukah


cjk said...

Very nice.
I am shocked by the amount of antisemitism I'm seeing even here in the US.
There are so many sites I visit and agree with that get filled with tons of atrocious idiot comments against the Jewish boogeyman.
I see those that blame the Jews exactly like I see the blacks who blame EVERYTHING on whitey.

Pastorius said...

It is on both sides of the political spectrum. We get it here from time to time.

Anonymous said...

I don't discount genuine Jew hatred in the US. I've encountered enough of it.

But a lot of what you see on the 'net is coordinated troll and bot operations. Example: a low profile blog posts an article with a conservative political bent that goes viral. You can bet that in short order the open comment section will fill up with pro Nazi, anti-Jewish comments.

These are sourced to bot operations run by Media Matters, the ADL, and affiliated groups. The purpose is to discredit and condemn the blog as a "hate site". The blog and the article may be tame but the comments are nasty beyond the pale. The very people who make the accusations are the ones responsible for posting the hateful comments. A kind of "false flag" event.

Pastorius said...

You could be right.

Has there been research on this, and articles which lay out the evidence?

cjk said...

As much as I detest the ADL, I don't believe they do stuff like that.