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ADL pegs spike in online harassment of reporters to Trump followers

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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:29 pm

An Anti-Defamation League task force tracking a “spike” in online harassment of journalists credited self-identified supporters of Donald Trump with the lion’s share of the anti-Semitic tweets aimed at reporters and broadcasters.

While emphasizing that the study does not imply that the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign supports or endorses the Twitter activity, the task force noted that the terms that appear most frequently in the bios of the 1,600 Twitter users who account for more than two-thirds of the anti-Semitic tweets aimed at journalists are “Trump,” “nationalist,” “conservative” and “white.”

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