Emily Wilder Wiki
Emily Wilder Biography
Who is Emily Wilder?
Emily Wilder is one of the employees of the American News Agency, Associated Press (AP), who was fired after some of her tweets on the Israel-Palestine issue created a huge uproar on Twitter. Wilder was fired on charges of “violating the company’s social media policies.”
Emily Wilder spent just 16 days as a news associate before the AP fired her for violating the company’s social media policy. “It was really devastating,” she said.
“They told me it showed a clear bias,” she said, but the AP did not specify the tweets. Https://t.co/dttmrGwN2J
– Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) May 21, 2021
How old is Emily Wilder?
Emily Wilder, who is Jewish, is believed to be in her 20s.
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Wilder told the Washington Post that she was not informed which of her tweets violated policy, but she was told that her tweets had shown “pure bias.” Hired on May 3, speaking of being fired in just over 16 days, Wilder told the Washinton Post: “It’s really devastating.” One of the tweets Wilder had posted was “referring to his defense of the Palestinian people and his opposition to the actions of the Israeli government,” the report said.
According to the Washington Post, an AP spokesperson confirmed that Wilder was “fired for violating AP’s social media policy during her time on the AP.”
Emily Wilder Stanford
Wilder announced on April 10 that she would be joining the AP as a news associate in Phoenix. Wilder’s Twitter timeline is full of tweets on the Israel-Palestine issue. According to Wilder, she “was an active member of the pro-Palestinian Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine groups at Stanford University, where she graduated in 2020.”
On May 16, she criticized the media for how they described the situation in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that has seen conflicts between Israeli settlers, Palestinian civilians and the Israeli army, according to a Post report.
“’Objectivity’ feels fickle when the basic terms we use to report news implicitly imply a claim. Using ‘Israel but never’ Palestine ‘or’ war ‘but not’ siege and occupation ‘are political options; however, the media make those exact decisions all the time without being marked as biased (sic), “she tweeted.
Emily Wilder’s Twitter
Media outlets like The Federalist, Washington Free Beacon and others called on the cable service for Wilder’s hiring and connected him to the recent destruction by the Israeli military of the Associated Press office in Gaza. The Post said that “Republicans at Stanford College pointed to a post Wilder made at the university, characterizing her as an ‘anti-Israel agitator’ and criticizing the Associated Press for hiring her.”
“Objectivity” feels fickle when the basic terms we use to report news implicitly imply a claim. using “israel” but never “palestine”, or “war” but not “siege and occupation” are political options; however, the media make those exact decisions all the time without being branded as biased.
– Emily Wilder (@ vv1lder) May 16, 2021
Emily Wilder farewell
Wilder released a statement about her firing from The Associated Press on her Twitter. “Last Monday, the Republicans at Stanford College launched a smear campaign against me to try to ‘expose’ my already public record of Palestinian human rights activism at Stanford University. I was transparent with my editors and they assured me that I would not face punishment for my previous activism. They told me that my editors were only hoping to support me as I received a flood of sexist, anti-Semitic, racist and violent comments and messages, ”she reads in part of her statement.
My statement about my firing from The Associated Press. pic.twitter.com/kf4NCkDJXx
– Emily Wilder (@ vv1lder) May 22, 2021
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In the statement, Wilder criticized the AP and asked what kind of message is being sent to young people “who hope to channel righteous outrage or passion for justice into a shocking narrative.”
“What future does it promise to aspiring journalists that an institution like The Associated Press would sacrifice those with less power to the cruel trolling of a group of anonymous thugs?” she stated. “What does it mean for this industry that even sharing the painful experiences of the Palestinians or questioning the language we use to describe them can be seen as hopelessly ‘biased’?”
“This is heartbreaking as a young journalist so hungry to learn from the fearless investigative reporting of AP journalists — and do that reporting myself. It’s terrifying as a young woman who was hung out to dry when I needed support from my institution most. And it’s enraging as a Jewish person — who grew up in a Jewish community, attended Orthodox schooling and devoted my college years to studying Palestine and Israel — that I could be defamed as antisemitic and thrown under the bus in the process,” she said in the statement.
Speaking to The Wrap, a representative for the organization shared:
“The Associated Press covers conflicts all over the world. Our social media guidelines exist to ensure AP’s ability to cover the news accurately and impartially and to keep our journalists safe. Every AP journalist around the world has the responsibility to adhere to our news values and social media policy.”
A second representative who spoke to the outlet stated:
“We have this policy so the comments of one person cannot create dangerous conditions for our journalists covering the story. Every AP journalist is responsible for safeguarding our ability to report on this conflict, or any other, with fairness and credibility, and cannot take sides in public forums.”