Accounts traced to alt-right activists using the platform 4Chan, who launched the operation because ‘since Jews shapeshift into whites, we can do the same to them’
By Allison Kaplan Sommer | 20 August 2019
HAARETZ — In a coordinated campaign to sow dissent in the American Jewish community and inflame hatred against Jews, Twitter has been flooded with fake accounts of Jewish identities that endorse extreme views and anti-Semitic messaging.
The vast majority of the accounts have been identified clearly as handles that were created as recently as August 19, although a few were established in the past and revived over the past few days. On Monday, sharp-eyed Twitter users, like Attlee Solomon and Yair Rosenberg posted that they had traced the profiles to alt-right activists using the platform 4Chan.
Rosenberg tweeted an excerpt from a detailed 4Chan post and a thread continued from several days earlier titled “Operation My Fellow Jew,” calling for “a massive movement of fake Jewish profiles” on social media that are “as authentic looking as possible,” because “since Jewish shapeshift into whites, anytime they want, we can do the same to them.” By masquerading as a “Jew,” the post reasoned, “you are able to subvert Jews themselves.” […]