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Florida Congressional Reps Will Take Part in Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism Meeting

The Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism, which draws heavily on members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill, will be holding a meeting at Capitol Hill next week.

The task force will question social media leaders about their efforts to crack down on online hate.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and Canadian Parliament Member Anthony Housefather lead the group. U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Chris Smith, R-NJ, are also members of the task force, which was launched in 2020.

“The hearings will frame the rise of online antisemitism within the broader global context, focusing on recommendations to decrease anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence online and tackle issues such as algorithm transparency and potential international regulations to deal with both illegal and hate-driven social media,” Wasserman Schultz’s office noted on Wednesday.

Legislators from the U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel serve on the task force.

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