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Facebook’s new ban on Holocaust denial won’t extend to other genocides

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 […]
Facebook’s new ban on Holocaust denial won’t extend to other genocides
Strategy

Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds

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, […]
Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds
News

Trump’s team released a video of him as Thanos, the villain who commits genocide in the ‘Avengers’ movies, and people are puzzled

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 […]
Trump’s team released a video of him as Thanos, the villain who commits genocide in the ‘Avengers’ movies, and people are puzzled
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Here’s the awful story of the worst European massacre since World War II

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 […]
Here’s the awful story of the worst European massacre since World War II
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Alabama’s new anti-abortion law compares abortion to the Holocaust and other genocides

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 […]
Alabama’s new anti-abortion law compares abortion to the Holocaust and other genocides
Tech

I don’t trust Facebook, but I can’t quit it either

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 […]
I don’t trust Facebook, but I can’t quit it either
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Facebook official who oversees the news feed says his team loses sleep over the site’s alleged role in Myanmar ‘ethnic cleansing’

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 […]
Facebook official who oversees the news feed says his team loses sleep over the site’s alleged role in Myanmar ‘ethnic cleansing’
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5 genocides that are still going on today

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 […]
5 genocides that are still going on today