In October, Facebook announced changes to its hate speech policy and insituted a ban on posts denying the Holocaust. However, the ban did not include the denial of other genocides, such as the Rwandan or Armenian genocides. Now, advocates are calling for Facebook to ban posts denying the Armenian genocide, […]
Facebook on Monday announced it would ban any content that denies the existence of the Holocaust. The social media company told Bloomberg this policy would not extend to other historical genocides including the Rwandan and Armenian genocides. It did not clarify why denial of these genocides was still allowed on […]
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany referenced an “Armenian genocide memorial” during Monday’s press briefing as a site that was recently vandalised, going against the US government’s official position on atrocities that took place during World War I. It’s widely agreed by historians that 1.5 million Armenians were killed in […]
Amid heightened tensions with Turkey, the Trump administration is rejecting bipartisan efforts in Congress to formally recognise the Armenian genocide. The Senate last week passed a resolution recognising the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide. Turkey, a NATO ally, has long rejected characterising the mass killings […]
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was widely condemned for abstaining from a nearly unanimous House vote officially recognising the Armenian genocide. Omar argued that the resolution was a political statement designed to condemn Turkey, which denies the genocide, rather than a genuine defence of universal human rights. “Accountability and recognition […]
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