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Facebook Allows Holocaust-Denying Pages to Stay | Care2 Causes

Facebook Allows Holocaust-Denying Pages to Stay | Care2 Causes

Facebook, extending its mercurial policies toward offensive user-created content, has told Holocaust survivors that groups created to deny the existence of the Holocaust will remain on their site . The decision was a blow to the people who had advocated for their removal, and seems somewhat inexplicable, given Facebook’s history of removing pages that were proven to be hate speech. Earlier this month, 21 Holocaust survivors affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote a letter to Facebook, asking the website to remove groups which allege that the Holocaust was a hoax. They requested that Facebook cease to allow Holocaust-deniers to utilize their “powerful social networking platform,” saying that the groups were “shameless, cynical and hateful propaganda,” and should not be protected by Facebook’s free speech policy. “Do not permit Holocaust denial any platform on Face...

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