Pompeo attributes rise in online anti-Semitism to coronavirus pandemic

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday attributed the rise in anti-Semitism on social media platforms to conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at a State Department conference on the subject, Pompeo, as well as an international collection of leaders, addressed growing concerns about anti-Semitism spreading online.

“They ludicrously blame the Jewish people for the spread of COVID-19, not the real culprit which engaged in the cover-up, the Chinese Communist Party,” Pompeo said in reference to troll accounts across all social media platforms.

The conference featured remarks from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also emphasized the role the pandemic
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