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Antisemitism

FetLife is meant to be a welcoming place for all members of the community, no matter your identity.

Antisemitic behaviour does not create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for Jewish members and has no place on FetLife.

What is considered antisemitism?

Antisemitism is the promotion of speech, actions, or imagery involving or supporting hatred against Jewish people.

What is in violation of this guideline?

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Approving of, glorifying, or justifying Nazi rule
  • Referring to Jewish people as belonging to a subhuman race
  • Referencing the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” to promote antisemitism
  • Displaying SS insignias, flags, greetings, and slogans associated with Nazis and neo-Nazis
  • Delegitimizing or demonizing Israel in order to advance antisemitism
  • References to Jewish control over banking or the economy
  • Holocaust denial and denial of the numbers involved
  • Holding Jews and/or Israel responsible for 911
  • Publicly promoting events glorifying Nazis
  • Groups related to Nazis or neo-Nazis
  • Public displays of Nazi Role Play
  • Equating Zionism with racism

What is not in violation of this guideline?

Examples include:

  • Intellectual discussions (e.g. topics in the media, research studies)
  • Criticism of a country's government, politicians, or policies
  • Discussions of human rights violations

How do I report a potential violation of this guideline?

You can report potential Antisemitism as follows:

  1. Visit the page with the potentially offensive material
  2. Select "...", “more”, or “options”, then select “Report”
  3. Select "Hate Speech"
  4. Select "Next"
  5. Add any additional information that you think is important
  6. Select "Report"

For more information, you can refer to Submitting a Report.

Who can report a potential violation of this guideline?

Anyone who comes across content that they believe might fall under this guideline.

What happens if someone violates this guideline?

If someone uses antisemitism to attack another person or group of people, the content is removed, and the person is given a one-day timeout.

For each subsequent violation, the person's time-out increases in length, up to a maximum of a two-week timeout. They also risk permanently losing their account.

Any nazi role play (consensual) has to be done in private.

For groups related to the subject of nazi role play, the group has to be closed and the group description must include a disclaimer (e.g. “By requesting to join this group, you consent to potentially encountering nazi role play between consenting adults”).

If someone shares potentially antisemitic views on their own profile, their content is locked private.

We do this so that we can drastically limit the reach of the potentially harmful content, while still giving the opportunity for members to be able to make an informed decision on who they engage with.


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