The chairman of a parliamentary group on anti-Semitism has criticised Twitter for showing “a lack of will” in tackling people posting anti-Semitic abuse on the social media site.
John Mann MP, who chairs the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, was speaking in the Commons on anti-Semitic abuse suffered by Luciana Berger MP, whose abuser was jailed last month. Urging MPs to “fight back,” Mann revealed he himself had been targeted in the aftermath of his comments last week by people posting fake comments in his name.
“There has been an arrest in the past few days,” he said, going on to outline how the law could be expanded to ban harassers, and how social media companies could do more.
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