September 17, 2021, TORONTO – In the run up to the federal elections and with a disturbing rise in antisemitism, B’nai Brith Canada encourages smartphone users to download this country’s first anti-hate mobile app. The app is free and available on both Android and Apple platforms. It is also available in both English and French.
Be sure to download the app before you need it.
This app allows members of the public to instantly report a hate incident and all the pertinent details involved. The app also permits photos or screenshots of hate incidents to be shared when possible.
Users are reminded to report hate wherever they encounter it. Whether it’s a hateful comment online or antisemitic graffiti, we want to know.
Data gathered on the app allows B’nai Brith to take concrete action, which may include the sharing of this information with the relevant authorities.
Confirmed data is anonymously documented by our staff and included in our world-renowned Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents published by B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights, Canada’s definitive study on antisemitism.
Simply search the app store for the term “anti-hate”.
A conspicuous rise in antisemitism and hate in Canada was clearly acknowledged by the federal government during the National Antisemitism Summit in July.
“One of the consistent themes that have been expressed by people who have seen or experienced hate on Canadian streets is that it has been challenging to report certain incidents while on the go,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “We are proud to be making this free and easy-to-use mobile app available to anyone.”
B’nai Brith has long been the port of call for Jews and non-Jews experiencing antisemitism and hate in Canada – and continues to staff our Anti-Hate Hotline phone number. The challenge of combating hate requires an additional solution that is in the hands of everyday citizens.
“We are confident that we have developed the solution with our app,” Mostyn said. “We anticipate this app becoming a significant deterrent and tool in our fight against antisemitism and hate in all its forms.”
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