Antisemitism on twitter has been ramping up. And the haters now have a symbol to call others to harass people.
(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online
Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith's avatar image By Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith June 01, 2016
In the early days of the social web, putting someone's name in multiple parentheses was meant to give that person a cute virtual hug. Today, it's something far more sinister.
Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white nationalists have begun using three sets of parentheses encasing a Jewish surname — for instance, (((Fleishman))) — to identify and target Jews for harassment on blogs and major social media sites like Twitter. As one white supremacist tweeted, "It's closed captioning for the Jew-blind."
Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor for the New York Times, wrote about his experience as a victim of this harassment in a May 26 story.
"Hello ((Weisman))" it began after Weisman tweeted a Washington Post article about Donald Trump titled "This Is How Fascism Comes to America."
Weisman asked his harasser, @CyberTrump, to explain the symbol. "It's a dog whistle, fool," the user responded. "Belling the cat for my fellow goyim."
With the parentheses, @CyberTrump had alerted an army of trolls. The attacks that followed were sudden and unremitting. "The anti-Semitic hate, much of it from self-identified Donald J. Trump supporters, hasn't stopped since," Weisman wrote.
there's more, including history and current attacks against writers and celebrities:
https://mic.com/articles/144228/echoes- ... ews-online
Surely twitter should be able to ban this stuff.