A few days before the murder of 22 people in an El Paso Walmart, there was a story in The Forward, Antisemites Make a List of Jews – and Twitter Stands Up in Solidarity, in which it was reported that white supremacists were targeting Jews on Twitter for harassment by searching for people who openly stated they were Jewish.
Jewish Journal columnist Ariel Sobel [u]rged her thousands of followers to “avoid typing out the phrase ‘I’m Jewish’ on Twitter.” She had discovered that white supremacists were using the phrase “I’m Jewish” to compile a digital archive of Jewish targets.
[A] flood of supporters and well-wishers replied with Tweets including that phrase. Jewish Twitter-users expressed their Jewish pride, and non-Jewish allies posted the phrase in order to confuse and disrupt the white supremacists’ data collection.
It was a heartwarming story of people of all faiths coming together from across the…
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