"It's Killing the Student Movement": Canary Mission's Blacklist of Pro-Palestine Activists Is Taking a Toll
Date Written: 2018-11-22
Publisher: The Intercept
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23095
Canary Mission, a website that compiles dossiers on Palestinian rights advocates and labels them racists, anti-Semites, and supporters of terrorism has taken a toll on activists' mental health and their ability to engage in free speech and public advocacy on Palestine.
Online blacklists of advocates for Palestine have existed for more than 15 years... but Canary Mission, born in an era of ubiquitous social media use, is of a different breed. It targets students, rather than well-known professors, and it often appears as the first Google result for a search of a student’s name. It has also leveraged the power of social media, tweeting its dossiers and giving Israel’s most vociferous online warriors a list of targets to harass.