Followers of Accounts 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 followers of accounts containing 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 data shows that French and German anti-semitic accounts had a combined following of almost 5.6 million followers (including people following multiple channels across multiple platforms). When it comes to activity and engagement, French channels had a total of over 1.65 million followers, whilst German channels had more than double this number, with almost four million followers.