All the attention is on Amazon, which has yet to remove the anti-Semitic film shared by the famous basketball player.
Celebrities and Jewish groups stop selling movies widely considered anti-Semitic to Amazon after Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving tweeted link to documentary I am asking for
Irving has also faced off-court repercussions as he apologized only after being suspended and said Nike would likely end his relationship with the basketball player.
Just last month, Adidas cut ties with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after he made anti-Semitic comments.
FBI Director Christopher Wray recently said the agency is fighting anti-Semitism, saying more than 60% of religious hate crimes are caused by anti-Semitism.
“And I dare say that no community is more threatened by the outbreak of violence than yours,” said Ray. We do it from multiple FBI programs, both crime and counter-terrorism divisions that are currently focused on the issue.
Several Jewish groups have risen, including the American Jewish Commission. The committee has launched an online petition asking Amazon to immediately remove the book and movie from its platform.
The petition continues, “Amazon plays an important role in keeping Americans from consuming hateful propaganda and misinformation.”
Newsy reached out to Amazon for comment but did not hear back.
Newzee met with Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of Reform Judaism’s Center for Religious Activities.
Stephanie Sandoval of Newsy: They didn’t necessarily make movies the way Adidas made shoes and products, but they still sell their products on their own platform.Amazon should follow the same standards as Adidas. mosquito?
Rabbi Jonah Pesner: Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Amazon, every platform must be responsible for its content. And if the platform is being used by bigots, racists, or people who hate Jews, they must remove those things from the platform.Corporate America and Social Media Companies It’s time to take responsibility for the hate and disinformation… There’s no excuse for hiding behind false claims of free speech.
Sandoval: What are your thoughts on these companies still profiting from these products?
Pesner: I think it’s shameful and reprehensible that people are profiting from spreading misinformation. Businesses must be held accountable for damage to their platforms and content on those platforms. Even if they don’t create content, they spread content. And between the corporate sector, which limits itself and holds it accountable, and the government, which actually sets sensible regulations. you need to make some changes.
The Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, said it may work with Amazon to add disclaimers to movies before customers buy or rent them. I’m here.