Twitter refuses to remove threatening photo of Jpost reporter

“My grandfather’s entire family was killed in the Holocaust, so the photograph shocked me in a very personal and painful way,” reporter says.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 25, 2015 12:24
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Twitter on Thursday rejected a complaint about a photograph doctored to depict a Jerusalem Post reporter in a Nazi uniform.

The photograph also featured the text “I am a Zionist; I work for a Zionist newspaper.”

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“Based on the laws in the country where you are located, this content is not in violation of the Twitter Rules,” the response to the reporter’s complaint read.

In Israel, however, police have opened criminal investigations for incitement into photos of public figures in Nazi uniforms.

“This is outrageous. I expect our journalistic colleagues all over the world to condemn this incitement and hate speech against a reporter just for working for an Israeli newspaper,” Post Editor-in- Chief Steve Linde said. “I urge the powers that be at Twitter to change their mind and remove it immediately.”

The reporter in question said, “My grandfather’s entire family was killed in the Holocaust, so the photograph shocked me in a very personal and painful way, but even if I didn’t have such a personal connection, equating a person with Nazis, the ultimate evil, is clearly incitement and akin to a death threat.”

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