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Facebook bans Holocaust denial content – Source CNET Internet News


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Facebook on Monday updated its hate speech policy to prohibit “content that denies or distorts the Holocaust,” the World War II genocide of Europe’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.

“Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people,” Monika Bickert, its vice president of content policy, said in a release. “According to a recent survey of adults in the US aged 18-39, almost a quarter said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, that it had been exaggerated or they weren’t sure.”

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