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Facebook doesn't 'recognize Holocaust denial' as hate speech

 

August 28, 2020



(JNS) — Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content to that user” and “has been unwilling to recognize Holocaust denial as a form of hate speech against Jews.”

“Hosting the Holohoax: A Snapshot of Holocaust Denial Across Social Media,” was released by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a think tank in the United Kingdom.

The findings show that not only is Holocaust-denial content available on Facebook, but the social-media network actively lists it through the site’s algorithm.

Through a “snowball” method that allows...



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