Twitter Apologizes After ‘Kill All Jews’ Becomes A Trending Topic
Twitter has apologized after the phrase “Kill all Jews” appeared to a number of users.
The phrase had been posted as a trending topic because of an attack on a synagogue in New York, where the words were sprayed onto a wall in just the latest of a series of high-profile attacks on Jewish people.
Twitter said that it was “sorry for the mistake” and that the message would no longer appear. It had only shown to local New York users as part of its geographically-focused trending topics, which are supposed to allow people to see what others are talking about in their area.
“This was trending as a result of coverage and horrified reactions to the vandalism against a synagogue in New York,” the site said in a statement first reported by BuzzFeed. “Regardless, it should not have appeared as a trend.
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