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Head of Berlin university sorry for response to ‘antisemitic’ tweet

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Technical University of Berlin president apologises for clicking like on “clearly antisemitic” post

Geraldine Rauch, president of the Technical University of Berlin, has apologised for ‘liking’ social media posts that contained antisemitic content or were posted by people who hold antisemitic views, which led to accusations that she was expressing such views herself.

“I would like to categorically distance myself from the antisemitic content or the authors of these tweets,” Rauch said in a statement, adding that she clicked the ‘like’ response to the text of a particular post on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, without seeing an accompanying antisemitic image.

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