An American male on the Hinge dating application referred to the killing of Jews in gas chambers when he saw that the woman he was chatting with was wearing a Star of David necklace.
A Jewish woman in the US state of Oregon claims she received antisemitic messages on the dating application ‘Hinge’, reports The Jerusalem Post.
A male in her area remarked on the killing of Jews in gas chambers after he saw she was wearing a Star of David necklace.
The victim of hate speech told Channel 9 ABC news that she „was just so caught off guard. He, out of nowhere, sent this really antisemitic text that was talking about gas chambers and was like, ‘do you want to reunite with your ancestors?'”
Antisemitism has become a growing concern in the world of online dating, as extremists have been using these platforms to spread hate, bigotry and antisemitism. Failing to address discrimination issues, dating apps have received strong criticism from many.
According to a recent report by the Anti-Defamation League, more than half of the Jewish people surveyed who use dating apps have experienced some form of harassment or discrimination, one of the most common forms being offensive language, hateful comments and memes, and the dissemination of conspiracy theories.
Human rights activists have been striving to ensure that dating apps apply stricter policies to combat hate speech, harassment, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination.