In an effort to contend with Holocaust denial on its platform, Facebook announced on Wednesday—International Holocaust Remembrance Day—that it will begin to connect users to a site with facts about the 20th-century atrocity that killed 11 million people, including 6 million Jews.
“We honor the memories of the victims and recognize the role we can play to help fulfill the promise ‘Never Again.’ Starting today, we will begin to connect people with authoritative information about the Holocaust,” said Facebook in a statement. “Anyone who searches on Facebook for terms associated with either the Holocaust or Holocaust denial will see a message from Facebook encouraging them to connect with credible information about the Holocaust off Facebook.”
That website to connect users with factual information is aboutholocaust.org, which was created by the World Jewish Congress with the support of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.
In October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the platform would be banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and would redirect users from posts that deny or distort the Holocaust to “authoritative sources to get accurate information.”