Engagement with Anti-Semitic Posts

Source: European Commission. The Rise of Anti-Semitism Online During the Pandemic: A Study of French and German Content (Brussels: European Commission, April 2021)
Topic: Hate Speech
Reference year: 2020-2021
Geographical area: France, Germany
Method: Data collection
Link to original document: op.europa.eu
The chart presents the distribution of posts containg anti-semitic content across various social media platforms, based on the results of the European Commission "The rise of anti-semitism online during the pandemic: A study of French and German content," prepared in 2021 and covering the period January 2020 - March 2021. The study aim to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic might have had on the proliferation of the online anti-semitism and which platforms are particulary prone to anti-semitic messaging in French and German. The results show that there is a significant difference between the engagement activity of anti-semitic posts between French language posts (9.5 millions) and German ones (2,148.8 millions). While most of the engagements with anti-semitic posts for both German and French language posts are found on Telegram, for French language posts Twitter has also a high engagement activity rate.