Twitter is apologizing for the fact that “Kill all Jews” appeared as a trending topic on its platform Friday.
In a statement, a representative from Twitter said the phrase should not have appeared on the trending topic list and that “we’re sorry for this mistake.”
“This was trending as a result of coverage and horrified reactions to the vandalism against a synagogue in New York,” it said. “Regardless, it should not have appeared as a trend.”
“At times, we do prevent certain content from trending and we have now done so with this trend.”
BuzzFeed first reported on Twitter’s statement.
The phrase began trending after it was discovered written inside of a New York City synagogue Thursday.