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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites 512

An anonymous reader writes with an unpleasant statistic from France, quoting David Corchia, who heads a service employed by large French news organizations to sift through and moderate comments made on their sites. Quoting YNet News: Corchia says that as an online moderator, generally 25% to 40% of comments are banned. Moderators are assigned with the task of filtering comments in accordance with France's legal system, including those that are racist, anti-Semitic or discriminatory. Regarding the war between the Israelis and Hamas, however, Corchia notes that some 95% of online comments made by French users are removed. "There are three times as many comments than normal, all linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," added Jeremie Mani, head of another moderation company Netino. "We see racist or anti-Semitic messages, very violent, that also take aim at politicians and the media, sometimes by giving journalists' contact details," he added. "This sickening content is peculiar to this conflict. The war in Syria does not trigger these kinds of comments."
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

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  • Re:maybe (Score:2, Funny)

    by Ateocinico (32734) on Sunday July 27, 2014 @10:21AM (#47542799)

    The "fun" part is that being anti-Israel currently is less antisemitic than it is antifascist...

    Please explain why Israel or Jews are fascist. As someone whose family was victimized by fascism, I find your remark offensive in its banality.

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