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So I spent a few curious hours today looking for Labour, specifically Corbyn supporter's #antisemitism

Being in IT I pretty much know how to go about it

I used some Twitter searches to follow reports, then the web app and some API calls to make historic searching easier.
I also did a similar exercise via Facebook, Reddit

I also came at it the other way, finding obvious anti semitism and attempting to back trace it to Corbyn supporting accounts.
Finally I searched some obvious dark places of the internet where racism of all sorts is rife. I again attempted to find any link to Labour or Corbyn.
While I found one truly disgusting material, I found literally no links to Labour membership or Corbyn.

I found a lot of Left leaning accounts with antisemitism and anti islam posts, but no direct links between them and any Labour member or Corbyn supporter.

I found some similar, generic 'leftist' style usernames with keywords like 'left', 'red', 'socialist' but nothing concrete.
Specially following accounts supposedly 'exposing antisemitism' I found a dearth of actual, linkable examples

Most tellingly, where examples were posted, they were screenshots. Trying to find the original post most often I drew a blabk. Not having time to code for these I selected a triple handful and eyeballed them.

Noticing some oddities, I opened a few in GIMP and compared to other similar screenies I took from the same sites or apps (android only)
I found that these had spacing/tone differences or odd rendering (dithers)

This is hardly scientific. If these posts had been reported and accounts removed, I would not be able to find the content by these methods. It does not prove that there has never been ANY such postings.
What I found odd is the sheer dearth of anything actually damning.
I did find an awful lot of innuendo and false flagging. I will spend more time with this and try to interpret strictly by the IHRA text, lest I introduce some bias.

I will be publishing my results via another channel than this as I am sure this activity will meet the same false flagging and name calling that it calls out.

*one = some

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