Podcast: Three Years After Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre, Will Social Media Giants Be Held Accountable?

November 11, 2021

Three years ago, on October 27, 2018, a gunman entered the Eitz Chaim synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and murdered 11 Jews at prayer, in the worst attack on Jews in the United States ever. The next year, a man brandishing a machete had attacked a Chanukkah celebration in New York, murdering a rabbi, and in April 2019, a worshipper was murdered at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego.

In the attack in Pittsburgh, the shooting suspect had posted antisemitic hate online in advance of the shooting, but it went unnoticed. As antisemitism threatens Jews around the world, are social media giants doing enough to stamp out the hate, and if not, how can they be held to account?

In this week’s episode of The Honest Report podcast, we are joined by Mark Oppenheimer, historian and journalist, who recently released a book on the shooting aftermath and the Jewish community in the Pittsburgh neighbourhood where the attack took place.

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