Statement on antisemitic abuse shared by Wiley

A statement from Olivia Marks Woldman, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, about antisemitic tweets shared by UK grime artist, Wiley, over the weekend of 26 July 2020.

Statement on antisemitic abuse shared by Wiley

‘The barrage of antisemitic abuse shared by Wiley over the past couple of days is hugely troubling. Antisemitism [anti-Jewish hatred] shared online has real-world consequences – particularly when shared by influential individuals with a large number of followers.

’Twitter and other social media platforms need to take swift and decisive action in cases like this. It cannot be acceptable for hate-filled, racist content to remain online for many hours, for thousands to see.

‘Whilst this case involved antisemitic abuse, the sad reality is that abuse is targeted on a daily basis at minorities of all kinds and is all too prevalent in our online spaces.’

Olivia Marks-Woldman
Chief Executive, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust