Political Gabfest discusses the (((echo))) campaign on Twitter in response to anti-Semitic labeling of Jewish names.

((( Political Gabfest ))): Should We Join the Twitter Protest Against Anti-Semitism?

((( Political Gabfest ))): Should We Join the Twitter Protest Against Anti-Semitism?

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June 13 2016 12:41 PM
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What Is the (((Echo)))?

Twitter has become an echo chamber of parentheses—but what do they mean?

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In the June 9 edition of the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon debate the latest trend on social media: the (((echo))). Lately, white supremacist, alt-right, and neo-Nazi groups have used parentheses to signal a Jewish name on Twitter to make it easily identifiable. In response to the anti-Semitic trend, both Jewish and non-Jewish Twitter users are surrounding their usernames with the brackets in a show of solidarity. Keep listening to hear what the Political Gabfest thinks about this bit of punctuation activism.

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