Facebook announced Monday it was changing its hate speech policy to “prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.” The company has faced criticism for more than a decade over its refusal to moderate anti-Semitic content that distorts or denies the Holocaust, when Nazis and their allies systematically killed […]
Facebook users who have interacted with Holocaust denial content are being led to similar content via Facebook’s automated algorithms, according to a new report. “Using a ‘snowball’ discovery method,” a new report published by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue said, “we found that when a user follows public pages containing […]
Amazon faces fierce criticism for selling antisemitic books and “caricaturing” the suffering of Holocaust survivors on its new Prime series “Hunters.” On Friday, the Auschwitz Memorial’s official Twitter account tweeted that Amazon was making a profit on “selling vicious antisemitic Nazi propaganda” by selling the books of antisemite Julius Streicher. […]
TikTok released an updated set of community guidelines on Wednesday. Its rules now explicitly ban “content that denies well-documented and violent events have taken place.” This includes Holocaust denial and other similar conspiracy theories, a spokesman confirmed to Business Insider. TikTok appears to be trying to sidestep moderation problems that […]
Since the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD) swept into federal and state parliament on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment two years ago, the birthplace of Nazism has had to contend with a political party that tolerates Holocaust denialism, nationalist extremism, and racism. In the US, critics of President Donald […]
Notorious anti-LGBT preacher Steven Anderson of Arizona has become the first person to be banned from the Republic of Ireland under a 1999 exclusion rule. Anderson has called for gay people to be killed, and in 2016 praised the terrorists who killed 49 people in the Pulse gay nightclub in […]
Facebook says it won’t ban Holocaust deniers or delete their posts. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says doing so would run against Facebook’s principle of “giving people a voice.” In an interview published Wednesday, the Facebook chief exec defended the presence of conspiracy theorist sites like Infowars on his social network. Mark […]
New racial discrimination laws.