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THREAD: CST and @Signify have today released the report ‘Engines of Hate: the online networks behind the Labour party’s antisemitism crisis’ #EngineOfHate /1
The problem of antisemitism in the Labour Party over the past four years has been fuelled by a flow of antisemitic tweets and posts on social media /2
This report found there is no separation online between generic pro-Labour Twitter accounts and campaigns, and abusive Twitter accounts that claim to act in support of Labour to close down online allegations of antisemitism /3
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1/11 The results are in and as expected the left of the party are the ones celebrating. However a closer look reveals a more interesting picture (see attached photo).
2/11 Turnout was poor - Ann Black has reported only 20% of members voted last year and there is an unconfirmed figure this year being floated of 17%
3/11 This image shows 3 main groups based on vote count - the first covers those on the left of the party plus Eddie Izzard, the second those on the right plus Ann Black, and the third independent and Project 125 candidates.
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Last week, after @UKLabour failed to throw out its new code of practice on antisemitism, rumours swelled that #JC9 candidate @PeterWillsman had said some very intemperate things about those who had raised genuine concerns. There is now audio...…
Such quotes in the originally reported included “What the rabbis have said about antisemitism in the Labour Party is simply false”... “In 50 years I have never seen any antisemitism in the Labour Party”...
Another quote suggested he said: “Some of these people in the Jewish community are Trump fanatics, so I’ll take no lectures from them.”...
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