Facebook bans Holocaust denial
October 23, 2020
(JTA) — Facebook announced that it will now ban any posts that deny or distort the Holocaust, a landmark change from its previous policy.
For years, Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, had defended Holocaust denial as a misguided but legitimate form of expression. In 2018, regarding Holocaust denial, he said, “I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong.”
That approach garnered widespread outcry from scholars and anti-Semitism watchdogs.
On Monday, Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post that he now believes...