Sacha Baron Cohen accuses TikTok of ‘creating biggest anti-Semitic movement since Nazis’

Sacha Baron Cohen accuses TikTok of “creating the largest anti-Semitic movement since the Nazis.”

The 'Dictator' actor, 52, is among a series of Jewish celebrities who lashed out at the platform in a private call as he fights accusations that it has enabled a torrent of pro-Hamas and anti-Jew hate videos. .

Sacha said TikTok was sending images to young people promoting hate and told bosses: "Shame on you."

His comments were made in a video call between Jewish celebrities and TikTok executives, created by the video app in an effort to defuse a growing dispute over anti-Semitism.

According to The New York Times, he added: “If you think back to October 7, the reason Hamas was able to behead young men and rape women was because they fed them images of when they were little children that drove them to hate.

"What's happening on TikTok is that it's creating the biggest anti-Semitic movement since the Nazis."

The call came after Jewish celebrities and influencers signed an open letter last week saying the app “is not safe for Jewish users.”

Criticism also emerged after TikTok users began posting a letter written by Osama Bin Laden 21 years ago under the hashtag #lettertoamerica.

The letter, published by The Observer last year, explains the rationale for the 9/11 attacks and argues that the oppression of the Palestinian territories must be “avenged” with an attack on “Americans and Jews.”

The Guardian, which published the letter online, removed the anti-Semitic letter this week after it began to be “widely shared on social media without full context.”

TikTok has been fighting claims that the note went viral on its platform and said clips with the hashtag #lettertoamerica had been viewed 13 million times on its platform, just a fraction of popular topics like #travel, #care skin and #films.

A TikTok spokesperson said, "This is not a trend," but said it had removed the #lettertoamerica hashtag.

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