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“Operation My Fellow Jews:” 4chan’s Campaign to Spread Antisemitism on Twitter | Media Manipulation Casebook

By Kaylee Fagan
November 3, 2021

On Aug. 16, 2019, an anonymous user posted to 4chan’s Politically Incorrect board calling upon fellow 4chan users to impersonate Jewish people online by creating inauthentic social media accounts. In the days that followed, campaign participants created dozens of fake Twitter accounts, many of them posing as rabbis and using stereotypically Jewish names. Twitter quickly suspended the accounts, although not before their owners could post inflammatory, often-antisemitic, and anti-Israel sentiments.

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Source: “Operation My Fellow Jews:” 4chan’s Campaign to Spread Antisemitism on Twitter | Media Manipulation Casebook

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