How antisemitic conspiracy theories contributed to the recent hostage-taking at the Texas synagogue

Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University The man who took a rabbi and three congregants hostage in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 15, 2022, believed that Jews control the United States of America. He told his hostages, as one revealed in a … Continue reading How antisemitic conspiracy theories contributed to the recent hostage-taking at the Texas synagogue

Radicalization pipelines: How targeted advertising on social media drives people to extremes

Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University Have you had the experience of looking at some product online and then seeing ads for it all over your social media feed? Far from coincidence, these instances of eerily accurate advertising provide glimpses into the … Continue reading Radicalization pipelines: How targeted advertising on social media drives people to extremes