Rep. Jared Moskowitz Calls Out Elon Musk for Rise in Antisemitism on Twitter

U.S. congressman Jared Moskowitz, the former director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management who was profiled in an award-winning issue of SFBW in 2021, raised the issue antisemitism on Twitter during a House Oversight hearing last week. He was later inundated with antisemitic messages on the platform, he explained in a letter to new owner Elon Musk last Thursday.

“What happened on Twitter directly after the hearing proves my exact point that antisemitism is real and Twitter has become a hate-filled playground for Nazis and anti-Semites,” Rep. Jared Moskowitz told CNN about the hateful comments he received.

According to CNN: “At the hearing on Wednesday, which focused on Twitter’s handling of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the leadup to the 2020 election, the Florida Democrat criticized his Republican counterparts for saying ‘God bless Elon Musk.’ Moskowitz asked: ‘God bless the guys who is allowing Nazis and antisemitism to perpetuate on Twitter?’ He also cited statistics from the Anti-Defamation League, stating there has been a more than 60% increase in antisemitic comments on Twitter since Musk took over the platform.

“Under Musk’s leadership,” CNN continues, “Twitter has slashed its staff, relaxed some of its content moderation policies and reinstated a number of incendiary accounts that were previously banned. Those moves raised concerns that Musk’s Twitter could contribute to a rise in public displays of hate and antisemitism offline.”

You May Also Like

Construction Begins on Luxury Apartment Project in Royal Palm Beach

Lynd Development recently commenced building The Villas at Tuttle Royale, a 401-unit luxury apartment project in Western Palm Beach County. The real estate firm partnered with Tuttle Land Investments on the project, which required a $126 million construction loan from S3 Capital and $21 million in preferred equity from Declaration Partners. The 401-unit rental community will

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Appoints Kevin Snyder to Serve as Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Kevin Snyder has been hired as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) in South Florida. NCHS is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. “We are delighted that Kevin will lead our marketing and communications programs,” Jennifer McCafferty-Fernandez says, Ph.D.,

Vinya Wine to Celebrate National No Phone Day With Miami’s Top Restaurants

Wanting restaurant guests to enjoy their meal and camaraderie with friends and family, Vinya Wine is spearheading an initiative to encourage patrons to enjoy a sip of wine with friends or family on National Phone Day. Organized by Allegra Angelo, Vinya Wine partner and sommelier, Tuesday, April 18 has been declared No Phone Day, with

Sales Launch at New Broward Community

Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, recently commenced sales at Cassia Commons, a new townhome community in Lauderdale Lakes. The 44-home gated development is located between the Florida Turnpike and I-95, bordered by NW 30th Street to the north, NW 33rd Ave to the west, and Somerset Drive to the east. It is

Other Posts

NSU Broward Center of Innovation Hires Catarina Suplicy as New Director of Community Engagement

The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation in Fort Lauderdale hired Catarina Suplicy as the new Director of Community Engagement. Suplicy’s diverse background includes experience in operations, events, sales, catering, and conferences. Suplicy brings excellent organizational and leadership skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and fluency in three languages to the Levan Center of

Major League Baseball Star Max Scherzer Purchases Luxury Jupiter Estate

Lori Schacter of Illustrated Properties closed the nearly $18 million sale of a waterfront estate in Jupiter’s exclusive Admirals Cove community purchased by Major League Baseball player Max Scherzer. Schacter successfully listed the corner lot at 217 Commodore Drive and secured a sale close to the property’s asking price.  Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award

Waterfront Mansion in Boca Raton Lists for Over $22 Million

La Casa Delle Palme, a gated estate offering 150 feet of waterfront property in Boca Raton overlooking the Royal Palm Waterway and Capone Island, was recently listed for $23 million. The Listing Agent is Matthew Quattrociocchi of CENTURY 21 Tenace Realty. The home has seven bedrooms, nine full baths, and two and a half baths

Innovative Mental Health Brand Opens in Coral Gables 

Ellie Mental Health, a franchise focused on making quality mental health services more accessible, continued its national expansion by opening its first location in Coral Gables to provide innovative mental health care services for all ages. The Coral Gables clinic is located at 1533 Sunset Dr, Suite 225. Local owner Nicholas Machado developed a passion