Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo to his platform of his family pet — a Hungarian sheepdog named Beast — wearing a yarmulke and a canine-sized tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl, on Tuesday. The post was quickly inundated with comments, most of them pushing a pro-Palestinian message, despite the photo’s lack of Israel-related content. Some of the responses included antisemitic rhetoric and imagery. Many contained the phrase “Israel ISREAL terrorism,” and some contained caricatures with large noses. One showed a foot stomping on an image of the Israeli flag.<SNIP>https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/mark-zuckerberg-photo-of-his-dog-wearing-a-kippa-hit-with-antisemitic-comments/
No one is safe from Jew-hatred. Not even Mark Zuckerberg‘s dog.@Facebook‘s CEO posted a cute picture of his pet wrapped in a ✡️ scarf and with a kippa on his head.— American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) July 14, 2021
He has since been inundated with antisemitic abuse.
We must make sure social media platforms are free of hate.
July 19th, 2021