Monitoring antisemitic content involves scanning the various social networks using keywords and reporting antisemitic posts, photos, videos, and tweets. FOA currently monitors six leading social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, VKontakte and YouTube.
What constitutes ‘antisemitic‘ content?
We are guided by the working definition of ‘antisemitism‘, set by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and approved by over 30 countries and by the social media platforms‘ community rules.
We currently focus on two knowledge-sharing platforms: ‘Yahoo Answers‘ and ‘Quora‘, allowing users to submit and answer questions. We aim to provide factual and reliable answers to various questions pertaining to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Questions typically address Jewish tradition, culture and religion, Israeli identity and the Holocaust. Whether a question is genuine or a brazen attempt to stoke antisemitic sentiment, we provide engaging responses in several languages, catering to varying demographics. We also report all content of an antisemitic nature in order to promote healthy discourse free from racism, hate and antisemitism.
We provide our volunteers with professional knowledge and the tools necessary to identify and report antisemitism and cyber hate. Our volunteers undergo a vigorous online and in-person training program, including step-by-step practical training.
We offer diverse in-person and online learning opportunities for pupils, teenagers, students and senior citizens. We partake in several informal education projects and programs conferring academic credit and/or scholarships at selected higher education institutions across Israel. We regularly give lectures to international communities in various languages, both in-person and online.
We also promote collaboration between Israeli and non-Israeli youth and students, Jewish and otherwise.
Our activities all share a core theme: creating opportunities for young and old Israelis and non-Israelis, Jews and non-Jews to meet each other and share experience and knowledge to fight antisemitism.
We further aim to raise awareness about online bullying and promote the discourse around human rights, minorities, pluralism and tolerance, especially among adolescents and young people.