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 […]
Felicien Kabuga, a millionaire accused of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide, was arrested in Paris after 26 years on the run, reported Reuters. Kabuga was the most wanted man in Rwanda for decades and a $US5 million US bounty for his arrest. He was accused of funding militias that killed […]
The UN’s International Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the Myanmar government “take all measures” to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims, a minority group in the country. The decision is a win for Rohingya Muslim activists and refugees who have been persecuted by the Myanmar military and government for […]
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 […]
The Rohingya are a minority Muslim group in Myanmar. More than 740,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017, when a military-led ethnic cleansing campaign began, according to the Human Rights Watch. Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in November accusing the country of genocide, […]
On Tuesday, House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Trump on Twitter accused the Democrats of conducting a “witch hunt.” One of the Trump team’s Twitter accounts – called Trump War Room – posted a video that superimposes the president’s face […]
July 11, 2019 marks the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, which killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys. In 2017, former Serbian general Ratko Mladić, who commanded the Bosnian Serb Army during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, was convicted of war crimes and sent to prison for life. Mladić […]
The text of Alabama’s newly-passed abortion ban, HB 314, compares abortion to a number of genocide and historical ethnic cleansing events, including the Holocaust. Over the past several decades, opponents of abortion have frequently invoked emotionally charged comparisons between abortion and mass-genocidal events like the Holocaust. Rabbis and Jewish advocacy […]
My trust in Facebook has eroded to all-time lows, especially after the company’s past year of scandals. Yet, I can’t bring myself to quit Facebook, and I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. For more than a year, Facebook has been […]
Workers at Facebook reportedly “lose sleep” over the use of their platform to spread hate speech. The Facebook executive who oversees the newsfeed algorithm said addressing such content was one of his team’s biggest challenges. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has expressed reservations about cracking down on speech. Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s […]
After a gruelling, five-year trial, Ratko Mladić, the general of the Bosnian Serb Army during the Bosnian civil war in the ’90s, was convicted of war crimes including genocide on Wednesday by a United Nations court at The Hague. He was sentenced to life in prison. He was also found […]
They have been called “the most persecuted minority in the world.” Subjected to rape, killings, and the destruction of their villages, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August. “The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the chief of the […]
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The Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia.