The Road Ahead

Social Media Antisemitism in the 21st Century

It can be difficult to separate the truth from lies and distortion, especially when we face an onslaught of both on social media. Hate and antisemitism have penetrated the fabric of society throughout history, and continue to do so. Today, the issue manifests itself in the digital world as well, where social media has become a breeding ground for echo chambers and hateful ideas. While addressing this problem can be complex, education is at the core of the solution. We must educate and equip ourselves, beginning with survivor testimony and the IHRA definition of antisemitism, to combat the rising storm of hate in our world. The past is resurfacing in our present, and what we see and do today will ultimately form our future. In the words of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel:

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”