Twitter Apologizes After ‘Kill all Jews’ Trending Topic Appears
Twitter was forced to make a public apology on Friday after “Kill all Jews” appeared on Twitter users’ feeds as a trending topic.
The inflammatory statement appeared as a topic in the social media platform’s trending section after it was sprawled on the wall of a synagogue in New York the day before.
The Hill quoted a statement released from a Twitter representative who said, “we’re sorry for this mistake”.
The statement explained, “this was trending as a result of coverage and horrified reactions to the vandalism against a synagogue in New York”. The representative conceded, “regardless, it should not have appeared as a trend”.
The topic was removed, but not before it had been trending on the site for 10 minutes.
The hateful message, along with other anti-Semitic slogans, was found on the stairwell of a temple in Brooklyn Heights. Following the discovery, The Hill reports Ilana Glazer, the star of the sitcom “Broad City” cancelled a political event scheduled at the venue.
The anti-Semitic graffiti also came less than a week after the violent and bloody shooting at a busy Pittsburgh synagogue in which 11 people were killed, further adding to the insensitivity and careless wording of the Twitter trend.