Facebook has updated its hate speech policy to "prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust". Why is this surprising? This is a u-turn from Facebook's earlier stance on Holocaust denial. In October 2018, Zuckerberg himself had defended the company leaving such content online because "there are things that different people get wrong" and that he didn't believe that Holocaust deniers "are intentionally getting it wrong". He had clarified that Facebook's goal with fake news was "not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue", but to stop fake news and misinformation from spreading. Essentially, he said that Facebook should not and would not intervene when it came to Holocaust denial content. Holocaust deniers either completely deny or downplay the fact that Nazis systematically murdered 6 million Jews. Holocaust denial is closely associated with other forms of anti-Semitism such as…
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