Al Jazeera Tweets Antisemitic Meme
The following was tweeted from the Al Jizz English Twitter account – before being summarily deleted after the ensuing uproar.
.@AJEnglish appears to have taken down a heinously anti-Semitic tweet about climate change denial.
Cuz deleting means it's gone forever huh pic.twitter.com/bTlxvE7J6d
— Eli Meixler (@elimeixler) May 31, 2017
Given the blatantly antisemitic nature of the meme, some theorized that Al Jizz were claiming the climate change deniers are antisemitic. But there was no suggestion of this in the Reality Check video to which the tweet was referring.
Looks like it. This is the video he's referring to: https://t.co/7HzzgS1Uu1
— Boaz Arad 博雅 (@aradboaz) May 31, 2017
So why the antisemitic meme? Al Jizz are claiming it was all a horrible mistake.
This is not an AJE image, but a response to our original tweet that mistakenly got attached.
— UpFront (@AJUpFront) May 31, 2017
I am not sure how an image could get mistakenly attached. The only way for this to happen would be for the person managing the Twitter account to already have the image on their computer to begin with.
Besides, I am less inclined to accept this excuse, given Al Jizz has already dabbled in overt antisemitism.