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The ‘widespread’ hostility on Tik Tak and Instagram is fueling a new generation of hatred.

Young people face anti-Semitic content on social media platforms. Instagram And Tick ​​tockAccording to a report warning that the “new generation” being introduced to racist ideologies is not going offline.

Campaign group There is no hope, there is hatred. He said it showed a dramatic increase in the use of anti-Semitic troops and conspiracy theories online during epidemics, including Reddit.

Researchers say there are millions of hashtag results linked to harmful content on platforms such as Instagram and TickTalk.

The authors of the report say that in half a year, three anti-semantic hashtags were viewed more than 25 million times on Tik Tak.

However, Telegram, Parlor and 4chan are extremely compact. Hostility, Hope Not Hate warns that millions of young people watch similar content on more popular social media channels.

The organization notes that about 70% of Instagram users are under the age of 34, while 69% of TukTuk users are between the ages of 16 and 24.

Joe Mulhall of Hope Not Hat said social media was allowing hostility to “flourish with tragic and lasting effects.”

“It’s just amazing that despite 10 years of efforts to end hate speech, we’ve managed to find animosity on every social media platform,” he said.

“While social media companies are struggling to consolidate their act, a new generation of social media users has been introduced to hostile ideologies that they will not encounter anywhere else.”

“Enough is enough,” he added, stressing that the tech sector has a duty to ban all forms of hostility.

In response to the report, a TuckTuck spokesman said the platform condemned the hostility and was working “aggressively to combat hate” by removing accounts and content.

“We will continue to strengthen our tools to fight our audience,” he added.

A Facebook spokesperson who owns Instagram said: “Hostility is completely unacceptable and we do not allow it anywhere on Instagram.

“We have always removed attacks on people based on their religion, and in the last year we have made significant updates to our policies to remove any material that denies or distorts the Holocaust, as well as hatred. Motivational speeches like the Jews control the world.

“We will continue to work with partners such as Hope Not Hat, while developing new ways to remove hateful content and prevent harmful hashtags more quickly.”

The German and Swedish anti-hate groups Amadio Antonio Foundation and Expo Foundation supported Hope Not Hat with research.

Its publication comes shortly after it was revealed that hate crimes in Britain have reached an all-time high.

England and Wales recorded more than 124,000 hate crimes in the 12 months of March, up 9% from a year earlier.

Additional PA reporting

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