Twitter joins Facebook in removing content that denies the Holocaust

Twitter joins Facebook in removing content that denies the Holocaust

Confirmed Location Twitter said it would begin removing posts denying the so-called “Holocaust” or “Holocaust”, just two days after Facebook implemented the same policy.

A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday: “We strongly condemn anti-Semitism. Hateful behavior has absolutely no place in our service. ” “We also have a strong policy on ‘glorifying violence’ and we are taking action against content that glorifies or praises acts of violence and historic genocide, including: the Holocaust,” he added.

And she was Bloomberg News The first to publish about the move from Twitter, which is banned Its behavior policy Incitement to hatred, such as referring to violent incidents, or attempts to deny or minimize such events.

In July, Twitter blocked British rapper Wiley after he posted a series of “anti-Semitic” tweets. The tweets from Wiley confirmed that Jews systematically exploited black musicians.

Facebook announced on Monday It will from now on prohibit content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust”, in a step that contradicts the site’s previous policy.

In an audio interview in 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: Facebook has not removed content that denies the Holocaust; Because it should allow the possibility of users making unintended mistakes. “I don’t think they make mistakes on purpose,” Zuckerberg said of users who shared this type of content.

When announcing the new change, Facebook said: “Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism worldwide and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among the youth.”

The site cited a recent survey that showed nearly 25 percent of American adults between the ages of 18 and 39 believed the Holocaust was myth, exaggerated, or unconfirmed.

And Zuckerberg has always said: Facebook should not judge the truth about the content on its platform. The company faced numerous criticisms that amounted to boycotting ads on the site earlier this year due to its hate speech and misinformation policies.


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