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The Christian Science Monitor: What’s behind the rise in anti-Semitism toward journalists on Twitter?

by Gretel Kauffman, The Christian Science Monitor (Excerpt)

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The number of anti-Semitic tweets directed at journalists has sharply increased this election cycle, fueled by the rise of the alt-right movement.[…]

Social media, especially around election time, has a tendency to become an “ugly soapbox” for people of all political leanings, Brian Solis, principal analyst at the research firm Altimeter Group, told CIO: “It brings out the darker side of digital introverts in that we are willing to say anything … without logically thinking about its impact on what’s reality and what people will think about us beyond this election.”

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