Some of this abuse she believes come from Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party supporters, because of her criticism of the party and Corbyn, its leader. “We are getting more security for Countdown. By speaking up against antisemitism you are a target. I don’t take it lightly," Riley said according to the report. “The more I speak, the more abuse I get, and the more abuse I get the more I speak. It’s got to the point where I can’t look at my Twitter feed any more. It’s just a constant stream."Riley, who is Jewish, has continued to speak out against antisemitism regardless of the twitter abuse. In January Riley talked about antisemitism on English Channel 4's podcast Ways to Change the World.
“You (I) have absolutely no good faith whatsoever”This is a dog-whistle @OwenJones84.The #JC4PM brigade will hear “political smear by Jew.”You’re fully aware of this.And no, I don’t support right-wing extremists, but I have been labelled one because of this. pic.twitter.com/RCqoS0mLmS— Rachel Riley (@RachelRileyRR) January 27, 2019
Here’s the video of my episode of #WaysToChangeTheWorld with @krishgm. Celebrating 10 years on @C4Countdown by talking about #antisemitism. Who’d have thunk.Please watch and share, thank you ❤️https://t.co/pb68M2uyB1— Rachel Riley (@RachelRileyRR) January 9, 2019