“After the call went out on 4chan, a network of new Twitter accounts run by white supremacists pretending to be Jews popped up,” wrote Yair Rosenberg.
By World Israel News Staff
“A popular post [has] called for a ‘massive movement of fake Jewish profiles on Facebook, Twitter, etc,'” says Yair Rosenberg, senior writer at Tablet Magazine and self-described troller of Nazis.
He tweeted this disclosure on Monday, saying that the post calling for the formation of the fictitious profiles had gone up a few days earlier.
“After the call went out on 4chan, a network of new Twitter accounts run by white supremacists pretending to be Jews popped up. Often, they masquerade as Orthodox Jews, Israelis and/or Jewish leftists. They all follow each other and promote anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content,” Rosenberg subsequently tweeted.
4chan describes itself as a “simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images,” adding that “users do not need to register an account before participating in the community.”
The anonymity permitted by 4chan could be said to facilitate the phenomenon described by Rosenberg of the posting of “fake profiles made with stolen photos of real Jews, pilfered to promote hatred of Jewish people and the Jewish state.”
The 4chan community is not alone in this regard as hate has also been posted on other social media sites and also at other groups.
“In April, a white nationalist charged with killing 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, live-streamed his gruesome shooting spree on Facebook. David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, still maintains his own YouTube channel, as do other prominent white nationalist groups,” USA Today wrote on Wednesday.
“Although 8chan took down the El Paso shooter’s manifesto, it turned up soon afterward on many other sites, including mainstream Reddit and Facebook,” said the newspaper, adding that “One person who posted the manifesto on…4chan before the news media had even disclosed its existence said gleefully, ‘whoooooo WE ARE DOING THIS!!!!!’ The post drew a quick response: ‘Race war, baby!'”
“Moderators at 4chan never removed that post,” says USA Today.
“You might think these Nazis impersonating Jews are comical,” tweeted Rosenberg regarding the call for fake Jewish profile on social media. “But Jews are just 2% of the U.S. population and most folks have never met one, so can be easily fooled by trolls,” he added.