Mark Zuckerberg has been targeted with antisemitic abuse on Facebook.
On Tuesday, Mr Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, posted a collection of photos depicting his dog wearing different items of clothing. One of the photos showed his dog wearing a Jewish skullcap, or “kippah”, and a prayer shawl, or “tallit.”
In response, the photo’s comment section was swarmed with antisemitic images and memes. Some of the comments included caricatures of Jews with long, hooked noses, allusions to Jews in control of the media, and other widely used antisemitic memes.
Numerous anti-Israel comments and images were posted as well. According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations” is an example of antisemitism.
Last year, the satirical puppet show, Spitting Image, came under fire for a caricature of Mark Zuckerberg with a gratuitously big nose.