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Patrick Elliot @patrick13elliot
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Some stats on the coverage of #LabourAntisemitism in UK national newspapers:

• In seven years from 2009-2015, there were just 212 articles with the words #Labour and #Antisemitism appearing in the same sentence
• In the three years since there have been 2,053

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• In those same three years, there have been a total of 3,740 articles containing the word #Antisemitism
• So 55% of all articles mentioning #Antisemitism have mentioned #LabourParty in the same sentence (since 2016)
• 2009-2015 it was less than 7%

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On the flip side:

• 2009-2015 there were just 41 articles with the words #Conservative and #Islamophobia appearing in the same sentence
• In the three years since this has risen, but only to 92

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• In those same three years, there have been a total of 929 articles containing the word #Islamophobia
• So less than 10% of articles mentioning #Islamophobia have mentioned #Conservatives in the same sentence (since 2016)
• 2009-2015 it was less than 5%

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• Since 2009, UK national newspaper articles mentioning #Antisemitism outnumber those mentioning #Islamophobia by nearly 4:1
• Since 2016, this rises slightly to just over 4:1

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• Also since 2009, UK national newspaper articles mentioning #Antisemitism and #LabourParty in the same sentence outnumber those mentioning #Islamophobia by 25%
• Since 2016, this rises to a ratio of more than 2:1

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This graph speaks for itself.

Does this look like balanced journalism to you?

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Thank you to everyone who has read through and shared this thread. I have written up a short analysis of the data on my Medium page, please go and check it out and share it!
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