Research Project

Decoding Antisemitism: An AI-driven Study on Hate Speech and Imagery Online

The pilot project “Decoding Antisemitism,” carried out by researchers at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA, TU Berlin) in collaboration with HTW Berlin, University of Michigan—School of Information, Cardiff’s HateLab and King’s College London, and examines explicit and implicit antisemitism on leading social media.

Decoding Antisemitism is a research project aiming to identify online antisemitism. Learn more about the research design here.

Our interdisciplinary project brings together scientists from the UK, France and Germany. Meet the team.

Keep up to date with our progress. See our guides, working papers, academic articles and reports here.


Stay informed about the latest project developments.


  • 1

    The first Discourse Report

    The first Discourse Report provides insight into the methodological approaches and the nature of antisemitic hate speech in selected online discourse spaces in Germany and the UK.
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  • 2

    The second Discourse Report

    The second Discourse Report presents the definitional basis of our analyses and for the first time provides comprehensive insights into our corpus analyses relating to Great Britain, France and Germany - with a focus on the escalation phase in May 2021, the vaccine rollout in Israel and three independent case studies.

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  • 3

    The third Discourse Report

    The third Discourse Report sheds light on the differences and similarities of antisemitic responses – particularly Holocaust distortion – to two discourse events in France and Germany: the anti-health pass demonstrations and the prosecution of former concentration camp personnel.
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  • 4

    The fourth Discourse Report

    The fourth Discourse Report investigates two major international events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine and an eruption of terrorist violence in Israel in early 2022. It also examines four national case studies which illustrate the adaptability of contemporary anti-Jewish prejudice.

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    The fifth Discourse Report

    The fifth Discourse Report analyses online comments in reaction to statements of rapper Kanye West, to 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and to the Israeli legislative elections. In addition, it presents an evaluation of existing tools for the automated detection of hate speech and presents an innovative approach based on transfer learning.

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  • 6

    The sixth Discourse Report

    The sixth Discourse Report analyses online antisemitism in the wake of the 7 October Hamas attacks and subsequent Israeli actions in Gaza. It also tracks the reactions to Elon Musk’s high-profile comments about Jews and Jewish organisations, as well as reflecting on the project’s evolution over the past 3.5 years. 

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TU Berlin
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZfA)
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104–106, 10553 Berlin