Lectures

Our lectures

 

1. The “dark” side of social media: an introduction to the phenomenon of online hate

In the lecture, we will review the impact of current events on manifestations of racism in the online space. We will discuss the sharp rise in the publication of hate content, in particular anti-Semitism and racism in the past year and accusations against the Jewish people and the State of Israel regarding the Corona plague and the background to anti-racism in the US. The lecture will focus on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of work for anti-Semitism, as well as the use of the online space as an educational and explanatory tool and possible ways to promote clean and respectful discourse online.

 

רשתות חברתיות

 

2. Community policy of social networks

This lecture discusses the community policy of these networks in order to understand how they define hate content, while providing relevant examples in the field of racism and minority hatred broadly in Israeli society and around the world. We will also focus on the connection between community policy and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of work for anti-Semitism.

 

רשתות חברתיות וקהילה

 

3. Practical training for monitoring hate content

Here, we will focus on the practical stages of monitoring and reporting inappropriate disclosures on leading social networks, with an emphasis on hate and racism content and anti-Semitism in particular. In this lecture, we will learn the technical stages of monitoring popular social networks among teenagers and young people, such as Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok.

 

ניטור והדרכה מעשית

 

4. Anti-Semitism and hatred in the popular network for teenagers – TikTok

TikTok is a leading app for teens and young people to create and share short videos. TikTok publishes hate, anti-Semitic and racist videos aimed at youth. In the lecture, the youth will share their experiences using the TikTok app. Also, we will discuss TikTok policies regarding hate content, bullying, violence and shaming, and we will encourage a discussion around tolerance and acceptance of the other. Lastly, we will help the youth acquire tools for dealing with this content, and we will learn how to use the app to upload educational content.

 

שנאה בטיקטוק

 

5. Monitoring of content in the “gray” field in accordance with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition: Holocaust denial, anti-Israel, BDS and anti-Zionist content

In the lecture we will discuss the following topics:

  • IHRA definition – legal and international importance, a comprehensive analysis of the definition clauses and an overview of the positive change of social networks in relation to this definition in 2020.
  • Removal of Holocaust-denying content in the United States and European countries.
  • Discussion on BDS, anti-Israel and anti-Zionist content on social networks: similarities and differences between this content and hate content, ways of coping, monitoring and removal.

 

ניטור בתחום האפור

 

6. Similarities and differences between anti-Semitic content around the world – then and now

In the lecture we will discuss the following topics:
• Different expressions of anti-Semitism in different languages and in different countries: in the United States, in Western and Eastern Europe, in Russian-speaking countries, in Turkey and in the Muslim world.
• The similarities and differences between anti-Semitic content published in these countries and languages from a historical and contemporary point of view. We will deal with the connection between current events and the publication of antisemitic content: the Corona plague, the peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates, the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem, Muslim immigration to Europe and other events.

 

תכנים אנטישמיים- אז והיום

 

 

Duration of each lecture: 60 minutes.