Israel Launches Online Anti-Semitism Monitoring System

Teachers stand next next to a swastika painted onto a wall of the high school in Agde, in southern France, on September 4, 2008. Some forty swastikas as well as other racist affronts were painted on the night of September 3-4 by one or many unknown persons on the walls …
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The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett on Thursday unveiled a new tool developed by the Israeli government during the past year that is capable of providing real-time data and analysis on online antisemitism.

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant. From today every antisemite online should know he is exposed, the hatred he spreads is being watched and he will be held responsible,” Bennett said. “It’s time to set a mirror in front of our enemies and expose the ugly face of the modern antisemite, he who tweets swastikas instead of branding them in the street. From now we will know who the leading antisemites are and they will be dealt with,” he added.

The system, called Antisemitism Cyber Monitoring System (ACMS), which was developed with the Israeli Ministry of Defense, provides real-time interactive maps showing antisemitic activity. It can dissect and display the information based on multiple factors, including geography, language, date and more.

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