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Simon Hardy Butler is a writer and editor living in New York City. During his career, he has written for publications ranging from Zagat to Adweek. His views and opinions are his own.

ARTICLES BY: Simon Butler


April 27, 2022 11:16 am
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The Future of Antisemitism Under a Musk-Led Twitter

Given Elon Musk’s laissez-faire approach to freedom of speech, the Tesla CEO’s reported $44 billion purchase of Twitter has stoked fears that Twitter will relax...

March 31, 2022 11:32 am
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Twitter Must Act on Pro-Putin Accounts’ Antisemitism

As the violence resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, Twitter accounts supporting Russian dictator Vladimir Putin have proliferated, spewing disinformation about Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

November 18, 2020 5:29 am
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Alton Brown — When Apologies for Antisemitism Aren’t Enough

Last week, Food Network personality Alton Brown apologized for his antisemitic tweets referencing the Holocaust, a development that many of his fans -- including those...

November 12, 2020 7:13 am
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The Food Network and Food Community’s Sickening Tolerance of Antisemitism

In the wake of celebrity foodie Alton Brown’s tweets this week that offensively referenced the Holocaust, one thing seems to have been ignored that suggests...

July 15, 2020 4:57 am
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Institutional Antisemitism: Non-Profit’s Tweet Shows Scope of Jew-Hatred

In a social media climate riddled with antisemitic messages from personalities such as DeSean Jackson and Ice Cube, it’s easy to overlook hate speech from...

July 3, 2020 10:26 am
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Online Marketplaces Must Do More to Tackle Antisemitism

Despite the societal changes sparked by the ongoing anti-racism protests, mounting antisemitism continues to be an afterthought -- especially in the online-marketplace arena, where the...

June 17, 2020 7:02 am
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When ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Right: Racists and Antisemites Shouldn’t Have Online Platforms

As questions about racism surround us about film and TV projects -- and the presence of hate speech on mass-media outlets -- the issue recently...

December 25, 2019 8:43 am
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Interview With a Holocaust Denier: A Physics Conundrum

There’s generally a broad line between antisemitic conspiracy theorists and legitimate scientists, but this week, the gap got a little smaller in one particular instance. On...

October 23, 2019 7:07 am
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Twitter, YouTube Pull No Punches With David Duke

As David Duke remains in the news, a few social media powerhouses made it clearer that his presence on their platforms may not be viable...

October 3, 2019 6:06 am
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Alison Chabloz and the Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

Late last month, a musician named Alison Chabloz was sent to prison in the United Kingdom for violating the terms of an earlier court decision...

September 9, 2019 5:40 am
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The US Must Institute Laws Against Antisemitism

The recent reports surrounding US neo-Nazi website Vanguard News Network (VNN)’s publication of photos of students and faculty at Yeshiva University (YU) in New York...

August 6, 2019 4:45 am
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Hamas Just Violated Twitter’s Rules. Now What?

I recently received an intriguing notification from Twitter about a number of accounts that I had reported to the platform for antisemitic hate speech and...

July 7, 2019 9:29 am
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Are US Detention Centers Concentration Camps or Not?

Allow me to tell you a little story about Jack and Bella Bajnon. A gentle, long-married couple, Jack and Bella lived down the block from where...

July 3, 2018 10:37 am
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Why Israel Should Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Now that Israel’s political relationship with Turkey is teetering on the edge of the precipice, it is time for the government of the Jewish state...

World

US Tightens Sanctions on Iran, Targets Chinese, Emirati Firms Over Oil

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese, Emirati and other companies that it accused of helping to deliver and sell Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products...

Israel

1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Depicting Biblical Heroines Found in Ancient Synagogu...

The first known portrayal of biblical heroines Deborah and Yael has been uncovered in a mosaic panel that decorated an...

Middle East

Iran Insists It Seeks Lasting Nuclear Deal After Talks With US Ally Qatar

Iran said on Wednesday it sought a strong and lasting nuclear agreement with world powers following talks with US ally Qatar on easing stalled efforts to revive a 2015 nuclear...

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