New warning from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the growing disinformation spread worldwide, regarding the war between Israel and Hamas.
Today (05/11), United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against the growing disinformation being spread worldwide about the war between Israel and Hamas.
“Polarization is fueled by a ‘tsunami’ of misinformation. We must resist the forces of anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim intolerance and all forms of hatred,” he wrote on social networks.
“There is an increase in hate speech after the war in Israel,” according to the United Nations
On Saturday (04/11), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk deplored the “sharp increase in hatred” in the world after the “outbreak” of war in Israel on October 7 .
In particular, Mr. Turk expressed his regret for the increase in cases of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other hate speech.
“The impact of this crisis has ramifications everywhere, dehumanizing both Palestinians and Jews alike. We are seeing a significant increase in hate speech, violence and discrimination, a deepening social rift and polarization, and the denial of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
In fact, I have heard Jews and Muslims report that they do not feel safe, and that saddens me,” the United Nations official underlined, among others.
He also noted that around the world, “Islamophobic and anti-Semitic harassment, attacks and hate speech have increased, including in the context of conflict-related protests.”
Finally, he denounced the “inflammatory, toxic and hate speech” used by political leaders. “The flood of hate speech being used, including on social media, is abhorrent,” he commented.
“International Law is clear on this matter. Any incitement to national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence is prohibited,” concluded Volker Türk.